Some 30 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA, hoping to obtain clues to family origins and forecasts of their future health. Some users have found family members and discovered lurking genetic risks. But what happens once the sample is in the hands of testing companies? What are they looking at and how accurate are their results? NOVA explores the power of this information and the unintended consequences that can arise from sharing our data with these rapidly growing online databases. DNA results that report on health risks can be misleading, and the discovery of intimate family secrets can tear relationships apart.
Nova (Television program) [DVD].
Nonfiction television programs.
Science television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Divine, Alyn, television producer.
Gray, Edward, film director, screenwriter.
Kapany, Kiki, television producer.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster.
Schwarz, Michael, television producer.
Wallace, Melanie (Producer), television producer.
Williams, Talithia, narrator.