Education

What GCs Need to Know: Basics of DNA Ancestry and Genetic Genealogy Testing

After viewing this 1 hour webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Define DNA ancestry and genetic genealogy testing and explore the results these tests provide, the reliability and utility of results, and details on the larger companies offering the testing.
  • Explain cases in which these tests have been used and led to ELSI-related concerns, and explore reasons genetic counselors should be aware of the testing.
  • Address additional information (including relevant court cases, rulings, and legislation) relating to DNA ancestry and genetic genealogy testing.

    Presenters: Brianne E. Kirkpatrick, MS, LGC; CeCe Moore; Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD 
    Sponsored by: NSGC Public Policy Committee

    To view this webinar, please visit the NSGC Member Webinar Series page. 

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