As the costs of DNA analysis come down, weíve seen the rise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, allowing anyone to spit in a tube, pop it in the post and get a personalised readout direct to their inbox. But what do these tests actually reveal? Plus, how advertising execs can help us talk about genes, digging up the secrets in dogs genomes, and our gene of the month is totally legless.
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Kat:: Have you ever wondered whatís in your genes? Now itís possible,
thanks to home genetic tests. But what's it like to take one?
How do you start talking about genetics? Anna Middleton has teamed up
with ad execs to make films to get the conversation flowing.
Researchers have found that pregnant women would be prepared
to take part in a gene therapy trial for the condition fetal growth
Humans arenít the only animals to be getting their genomes analysed - our
four-legged friends have been getting in on the act too.
Our gene of the month is Pygopus, named after the species of Australian