BONUS EPISODE: No one should be told that they have the gene for a life threatening illness through the post, but that is what is happening with at-home genetic testing kits. Dr Emma Yhnell explains how breaking the news about genetic disease shouldn’t be done via a letter and what consequences through-the-mail genetic tests are having on people concerned about their predisposition to genetic conditions.
BONUS EPISODE: Unraveling your genetic code may help you map your family tree. But genetic ancestry testing through the post could have serious, real world implications – from a lack of diversity in datasets to reinforcing racial stereotypes. Dr Michael Rivera takes us on a tour of how anthropology and genetic testing overlaps and how these at-home tests could be damaging.
BONUS EPISODE: Dr Pablo Orozco-terWengel uncovers the mechanisms used in through-the-mail genetic ancestry testing. In this podcast, he explores how the applications of the same process are being used in the conservation of endangered animals.