January 15th, 2016

Fact or Fiction?

Whenever there is a new trend, concept or advancement, lots of differing opinions and ideas emerge. And with this, comes a lot of misconceptions and distorted theories. As genetic testing advances, more questions are raised and it can be challenging to know what is fact versus fiction. Check out these common misconceptions and uncover the truth behind each one: Misconception Genetic testing will diagnose me with what diseases I’ll have in the future. REALITY: Genetic testing is not a... [+]
January 8th, 2016

What you can – and can’t – learn from genetic testing

There’s an old saying that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Just take a look at comic book ads from the 1960s and 1970s for X-ray specs that let you see through clothes, train sea monkeys or transform a scrawny 97-pound weakling into a muscular weightlifter. Today we’re much more sophisticated and would never invest in such obvious nonsense. Instead, people are wowed by “pseudoscience” ranging from the Doomsday predictions of earth’s end in... [+]