• What can and can’t a mail-in DNA test tell you?
  • What are some of the problems with the science used with mail-in DNA tests?

Dr. Geoffrey Nelson PhD,  sits down with Miguel to answer these questions and more regarding the ever-growing popular mail-in DNA tests.

Scroll down for the links mentioned in this podcast.

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Dr. Nelson and Miguel

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/06/dna_testing_cannot_determine_ancestry_including_elizabeth_warren_s.html

https://dna-explained.com/2014/05/19/ethnicity-percentages-second-generation-report-card/

https://qz.com/765879/23andme-has-a-race-problem-when-it-comes-to-ancestry-reports-for-non-whites/

https://customercare.23andme.com/hc/en-us/articles/212169298-Reference-Populations

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/11/25/fda_letter_to_23andme_won_t_mean_anything_in_the_long_run.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2016/01/some_personal_genetic_analysis_is_error_prone_and_dishonest.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2017/05/genetic_testing_is_another_reason_to_fear_the_ahca.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/12/direct_to_consumer_genetic_testing_has_tons_of_privacy_issues_why_is_the.html

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/06/arts/dna-testing-race.html

 

 

Geoff was born in Northern Utah and raised primarily in Central California. He received a BS in Biomedical Physics from Fresno State, a MS and PhD in Bioengineering from Stanford, and is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah working as a Clinical Medical Physicist. He served his LDS Mission in Donetsk Ukraine. He's married and has two boys and two girls. He is currently the ward organist and primary pianist.

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