At-home genetic testing kits, like those sold by 23andMe, are increasing in both the number of people using them and the breadth of information that they provide. We have always questioned their utility. Now, new research raises questions about something even more dangerous about these kits – their accuracy.
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Despite the fact “everything” is not possible to test for, the science for many of these perceived threats are not there. That said, spontaneous and acquired mutations are a reality. But chasing “what ifs” usually perpetuates fear, anxiety and misplaced concern.