DNA in medicine and research

DNA includes genetic information that can be relevant to your health, or the health of your family members. Some genetic information is well understood, and some genetic tests are used routinely used in medical care. However, a lot of genetic science is still disputed.

This website does not provide medical advice, but it does include some background information on the use of DNA in medicine and research. It aims to answer questions such as:

Is my DNA important for my health?

Should I give my DNA to a research project?

Should every baby have their genes tested at birth?

Can the police get my DNA from a research database?

Find resources in this category here.