Direct-to-consumer (DTC) and consumer-initiated genetic tests are tests that can provide you with the opportunity to learn more about your genetic ancestry and connect with relatives, to explore your physical traits and preferences, and even to better understand your inherited risk to develop diseases. These DNA tests can be bought online or in stores. They may or may not require the involvement of your doctor or health insurance company.

Join genetic counselors Renée Pelletier and Deanna Brockman to learn about the advantages and limitations of DTC and consumer-initiated genetic tests. They will also review the general history and current state of DTC and consumer-initiated genetic tests, explore resources for additional information and professional support, and discuss the MGH Preventive Genomics Clinic – a new clinic which aims to empower patients to better understand, predict, and prevent disease using genetic information.

Speaker: Renée Pelletier, MS, CGC and Deanna Brockman, MS, CGC

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This online program is free and open to MGH staff, patients, and the general public.

The Blum Center has moved our programs online using a platform called Zoom. All programs are free and open to Mass General staff, patients and the general public. To attend this program, follow the Zoom link.