Play the video to hear from Joanna L. Mountain who is a Ph.D and Senior
Director of Research at 23andMe.
In the video above she discusses survey results and why Americans may
want to explore their own DNA and importance of doing so. During the
segment, she will also discuss survey results such as:
- How many Americans really know their DNA is directed to their health.
in five Americans admit they don't know the percentage of DNA that
humans share with other human beings, with only 1 percent of Americans
knowing that humans share 39 percent of their DNA with fruit flies.
the confusion that surrounds DNA, 90 percent of Americans surveyed
agree that knowing their personal genetic information can be helpful in
managing their health
only 2 percent of the nation has already had a genetic test done, a
majority (74 percent) of those who haven't would like to get tested in
- If tested, 71 percent would discuss the results with their doctor, while 57 percent would share with their family members
Play the video to hear from Joanna.