I’m Tina Hesman Saey, senior writer covering molecular biology for Science News. I tried 8 different genetic tests to share with you what to expect: AMA!
I’m a senior writer covering molecular biology at Science News for 10 years. I have a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s in science journalism from Boston University. For the past six months I’ve been taking a deep dive into consumer genetic testing like Ancestry, 23andMe, Veritas and others. These tests have exploded in popularity, but what are these companies actually telling us — and what are they not telling us? Ask Me Anything!
Edit: Thank you all for great questions. I'm signing off now, but we have lots of great information on DNA testing at Science News here; https://www.sciencenews.org/article/consumer-genetic-testing-ancestry-dna