Case study 1: Is your data safe?
Susan has been asked to join a study into how lifestyle can affect illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. Her DNA will be analysed, and she’s worried where that data could end up.
Case study 2: What could you find out?
Patricia has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and her doctor has asked if she will donate tumour tissue for analysis. She thinks there may be an inherited cause for her cancer – so what could the results mean for her family?
Case study 3: What could the long-term impact be?
Baby George has a genetic disorder, and doctors have suggested his parents have their DNA sequenced to help identify his condition. But could they discover issues that might affect children they have in the future?