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Many Americans Curious, But Wary, About Gene Testing. TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 Only a small percentage of Americans have had their DNA analyzed but many are tempted to try it, according to new research.

For the study, University of Michigan researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 adults aged 50 to 64. While curious about their ancestry or health risks, the majority said they fear they’ll. Many Americans Curious, But Wary, About Gene Testing Privacy & Trust Info TUESDAY, Oct.

2, 2018 (HealthDay News) Only a small percentage of Americans have had their DNA analyzed but many are tempted to try it, according to new research. For the study, University of Michigan researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 adults aged 50 to 64. TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) Only a small percentage of Americans have had their DNA analyzed but many are tempted to try it, according to new research.

For the study, University of Michigan researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 adults aged 50 to 64. TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Only a small percentage of Americans have had their DNA analyzed — but many are tempted to try it, according to new research.

For the study, University of Michigan researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 adults aged 50 to 64. Around nine in 10 adults believe genetic testing can shed light on their own health risks, and those of their children and grandchildren, the poll found. But roughly 40 percent feel a genetic test is unnecessary if a family’s medical history and risk factors are already known. While curious about their ancestry or health risks, the majority said they fear they’ll worry excessively if they learn they have genetic links to progressive diseases like macular degeneration.

Many Americans Curious, But Wary, About Gene Testing Many Americans Curious, But Wary, About Gene Testing Some people fear they’ll worry excessively if they learn they have genetic links to progressive diseases. HealthyWomen Editors. 02 Oct 2018 Your Wellness TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) Only a small percentage of Americans have. Around nine in 10 adults believe genetic testing can shed light on their own health risks, and those of their children and grandchildren, the poll found.

But roughly 40 percent feel a genetic test is unnecessary if a family’s medical history and risk factors are already known. Many Americans Curious, But Wary, About Gene Testing. Only a small percentage of Americans have had their DNA analyzed but many are tempted to try it, according to new research. For the study, University of Michigan researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 adults aged 50 to 64.

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Many experts are concerned about the appropriate use of genetic screening in populations.49 An important question in genetic screening is whether individuals really want to know the potentially worrisome truths about their genetic makeup.

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Nonetheless, anyone considering genetic testing would be wise to learn as much about the test as possible— including who will have access to the results—and should discuss available state and local legal protections regarding

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Screening for susceptibility genes undoubtedly will increase in the future, but there are ethical concerns about potential problems, such as medical insurance carriers hesitating to insure individuals with known genetic risks.

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Tests for defective genes known to be associated with certain diseases are now commonly used in screening populations of people who have certain phenotypes and family history compatible with a genetic mutation.

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It is also possible that testing several genes together will provide more information about risk than any individual gene variant would confer.

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Over the last decade, the combination of targeted parental screening and fetal diagnosis has reduced the prevalence of children born with cystic fibrosis by about 30 to 40 percent in populations where the frequency of the mutant allele is the highest.

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Because the benefits of genetic testing are often modest, and the tests themselves are often imprecise in identifying risk, the test is generally discouraged.

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Prospective parents can get more information on what tests are available in their state at a website maintained by the National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center (

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Similarly, genetic screening also has some very specific implications (Hallet al. 1988), and with the increased potential for genetic screening these will become more important.

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Tests for defective genes known to be associated with certain diseases are now commonly used in screening populations of individuals who have certain phenotypes and family histories compatible with the presence of a genetic mutation.

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  • it is insane that adhd wasnt mentioned. time blindness and procrastination are huge symptoms of it. time blindness means you know the future is coming, but it’s too vague to act on, so you put things off. procrastination occurs because of time blindness and a dysfunctional reward system in our brains that doesn’t reward us the same way other people’s brains do. just as tim says, everyone procrastinates. but when procrastination actively hurts you or ruins your life, it’s something to look into.

  • it would’ve been funny if there was some proof that he wrote a better paper because he was thinking about it all at one point in time

  • That was an interesting, amazing and property speak about procrastination, however, while he was speaking I was thinking about the exercise that I needed to do hahaha

  • Watching this is so surreal, Dr. Doudna was my Biology professor
    I feel like an idiot for not knowing who she was as my time as her student

  • And here I’m watching inbetween my python class. And commenting while this guy’s talking. And smiling about readers reaction on my comment. If they’re reading lol ��

  • This is a pretty ironic video for my LA teacher to assign… I waited until today to do the hw I’d been assigned… (This being one of them)

    Hey this is actually a lot more entertaining than I expected-

  • We have to watch this video (along with 10 others) for class tomorrow. I procrastinated the entire weekend. lol
    Even though, I follow TED talks all the time. Now I don’t enjoy it, just because it feels like “work”.

  • When she said Eugene desires love but he is reserved and afraid to open up. I was like wait he is a Capricorn sooo that makes sense us capricorn are always like to hide our emotions and stuff u know

  • Bah… I’m meant to be coding up a project and….. instant gratification monkey kicked in. What better way to feed it than Youtube?!

    It must be a sign! Chronic procrastinator:(

  • It’s strange, very strange that with billions and billions of neurons in our heads, we are still learning from bacteria. This is only modified copy cat..

  • the dangers of this technology is profound. Need more understanding before doing clinical application like below

  • The big problem is that CRISPR without any doubt, will change the gene pool of humans and other living organisms.

    For sure it has a lot of advantages BUT we shouldn’t forget that us HUMANS are here just for a limited period of time and we are playing at the edge of something that we don’t have the complete control and what might happen.

  • We did that PTC thing in my grade 11 bio class. I couldn’t taste it�� half the class rushed out like they just tasted puke or something

  • CRISPR Cas doesn’t promise brighter future only for mankinds.
    By C-19 pandemic, we were able to acknowledge huge possibility of dangerous in CRISPR Cas tech.
    For that, please have a look the research paper at

  • She invented a massive weapon of destruction.. imagine this tech ends up in the wrong hands…I bet she doesn’t care as long as she gets paid..

  • I would love for this to get rid of diseases that can’t be cured currently with medical science. I want to be an abled person again.

  • It’s 1am and the rational decision maker in my mind tell me to sleep but this procrastinating monkey is making me watch this Ted talk rn.

  • I’m losing my hair but that’s not something I would change in fact I look great bald I would like to improve intelligence although I am already intelligent and I would like to improve my health as in stronger, more durable, increased immune system things like that. The technology should be used responsibly not for cosmetic reason.

  • Ok but the fact that Zach and Ned are the most compatible and Zach would be very good with Ned’s wife, it really makes you consider the possibilities…

  • Why they don’t use this technology now to destroy the Covid-19 virus or to disable his ARN?
    I am not an expert but after 6 years of the discovery the CRIPR can do that!!! any one?

  • We are witnessing a bigger techological revolution than the invention of the micropocessor in 1972. And the woman who made it possible together with Emmanuelle Charpentier.

  • This was my first video from you girls and I loved it! Awesome narration with selected and relevant content. Thank you. #subscribed

  • I experienced major procrastination in pausing my studies right after COVID-19 hit. I have anxiety and I’ve been dealing with fatigue/brain fog this year so I kept putting it off… until I looked like a total idiot trying to send in forms last second. The worst part? The guilt! I felt stupid. But honestly it makes me feel better to know I’m not the only one lol

  • A genius, right? And yet, she can’t seem to start a sentence without the word “So…. (then stutters her way through the rest of her sentences), just like uber-moron, and faux native American, Elizabeth “So” Warren. Here’s a tip for Jennifer. Try to start sentences without the word, “So…”, and try to hold down the number of urrrrrr, errrrrrr, ahhhhhhhhhhh, that proliferates every sentence and makes you sound like a moron. Sooooooooooooooooooooo….. rfl

  • They have already identified the gene that acts like the timekeeper for our cells reproducing endlessly…thus we grow old. Imagine if we can use CRISPER to remove that “time clock” gene at a certain age…let’s say our mid twenties or thirties, and then stay at that age for a very long time, as cells will keep reproducing without being told to turn off.

  • Oh please…..stop with the Ethics BULLSHIT…..If I cannot get cancer-cured in the UK because CRISPR is totally outlawed in the EU, I will then fly to the US to get it done……If in the USA I cannot genetically alter my sperm and the wife’s oocytes to prevent the child from having breast cancer (if she’s a girl) which has killed many women in her family or Parkinson’s, which has done the same to all the elderly on my side of the Family, I’ll go to Russia to have this done…..If I cannot choose the type of child I want to have, tall, smart, strong, good looking…..I’LL GO TO CHINA! DUH!
    Because somebody, somewhere will do what can be done, when others don’t. And then a Government like China could make it a law that all children will be ‘CRISPRized’, giving China full dominion over the World, which will mean that the rest of the World will be “F## #ED“…..The other side of the equation is Quantum Computing, which China is currently investing the most as a Government.

  • These folk are desperate because they are dying off. Nature will always find it’s way to rid itself from parasites and artificial people making artificial methods just to survive.

  • You can find other videos related to heredity here in our heredity playlist! Additionally, we have a resource for this video here

  • Great job Dou”DNA” madam..crispr cas9 has great future….I have also started new channel for biochemistry and molecular biology.would like support /feedback about channel from all of u #livebiochemistry

  • Another step in human evolution. I believe this is why God put us on this planet. So we may advance the human race. The human species which is in need of dire help.

  • Ethical issues…. we are just a form of a lifeform, totally insignificant. Here for a temporary journey. If we can secure the future of our species, then why not:D

  • You know E.coli use this feature it doesnt end up here.he doesnt only do defance againt virual dna it also modify its self through this feature we think we will do mutation but E.coli there is something eals that were mised….

  • Respected jenifar! Well i dont know very well about the use of CRISPR but whatever i learn about this i think if we can do edit DNA then we can easily remover cancer and alot of tumers…like read the DNA coding of cancer cell then make a same sequance and insert it into the body…well i know this question is foolish but i think i can do something in this but…….well i have alot of questions bcz i love to learn this….

  • How dangerous the results could be, I am very scared to call about the incidents and many weird deaths because of the radium invention and the shiny stuff that lead to years ago. Keep it in mind humans are not perfect in anything, they do things on trial and error method.

  • What an amazing woman!!! Kudos to her and her associates for discovering such a technique. I only WISH I could be this successful!

  • IDK. I’m skeptical. What comes to my mind is “If it sounds too good to be true, that’s because it IS too good to be true.” The idea that man can be trusted to use this technology without corrupting it for evil is a fantasy.

  • Assignment Given
    1 Week before due
    Me: I got time
    3 days before due
    Me: Oh shoot, I forgot I had other work!
    last day
    Me:*Forgets or is up late at night still doing other work*
    Me when I remember: Oh, shooot. Whelp, might as well do it next weekend shrugs

  • Can the use of crispr be militarized?

    I think the obvious answer is yes

    And if crispr is a layman’s term rudimentary form of editing genes and it doesn’t sound like it takes much technology to use this technique

    With that said, are we now in entering into a genetic warfare scenario?

  • Who is here reading the comments because you aren’t listening and want to look at kids say “online class corona bad who here because that”.

  • Yeah but you need to understand that our cells cancel or reassign DNA. This would make new combinations useless. Also the likelihood of DNA change is relatively low. Crispr is not much better than any other DNA editing system. It’s also a bit more complex than other gene therapy systems. This is a lot more hyped than other therapies. Over exaggerating how good it is.

  • Brilliant work, and intriguing, but needing some wisdom in it’s use: kind of like atomic energy. Also, many believe that even with the genes and codons we have, many of them aren’t even turned on, so maybe that is where to start…

  • Literally the most fascinating thing I’ve ever seen or heard about. I hope to meet her one day and help her heal the planet, and future generations to come.

  • Its well known that plants help take air pollution out of the atmosphere. What if they created a super tree that is genetically engineered to absorb 10x more air pollution? Thar can help take care of global warming.

  • People are getting dumber and technology is getting more treacherous…Most people never consider a change of behavior…They want that magic pill..

  • Very confusing video, starting with classrooms, and spike, bringing other questions, and the concepts aren’t in order. Basically, you’re throwing random DNA facts at the viewer after some off-topic subjects, like spike the snake, and classrooms, and students and colleges. Entertainment can be like this, something like learning, cannot. I put a dislike. Hope you can do better next time

  • Im trying to learn about genes cause i have an obsession for snakes and wanna have baby snakes one day. I love your channel!
    Edit: I’m also here for fun cause I’m a nerd

  • from epigenetics we know that disease is not caused by faulty gene expression disease is caused by bad or ignorant habits affecting gene expression [ Histones ] and that then if the habit is not corrected by.e.g. ayur veda some genes having been impacted [ upregulated or down regulated in an undesirable direction ] by bad habit then cause disease

    ” dynamic DNA ” emeritus professor hari Sharma MD

    in research its been shown that the simple practice of transcendental meditation (TM) beneficially affects 72 genes soem upregulated soem downregulated both in the desirable direction

    from this etc has emerged the field of lifestyle mediicne and integrative medicine

    related please no offence to this no inquisition its not heresy

    Dr J Fagan 25 years correctly predicted the problems GMO would cause the FDA’s own scientists did not want to Approve it

    my simple point GMO is a tech for which there is natural need UN FAO says ecology based organic [nongmo] agri-culture is sufficient in every way for what humanity needs and what biodiversity needs

  • Trying to understand this while English is not my first language is a little hard:((
    By the way, you guys have to be grateful because you have such amazing resources in your own language!

  • Well done �� I actually retained some useful info. This is the best video on this subject I’ve found. Your work is appreciated. Namaste

  • Are the mother and father DNA floating in the (diploid) cell separately or are they connected together? It’s always illustrated as only one DNA in the cell, so if they’re connected together, to form the common DNA strand everyone is familiar with, how is it that the 2 strands line up perfectly (the rungs on the ladder).. after all, each strand can have a random sequence, so how can two different strands perfectly align to connect (C with G, and A with T)?

    Also, I get each dna strand has 20k genes that are grouped around 23 chromosomes.. and so if I understand correctly, except in the case of rare semi-identical twins, the reason why identical twins don’t have the same dna is because during meiosis, a haploid gamete cell (sperm or egg) can select a chromosome from the mother or the father (resulting in 2^23 combinations)… however, there are a total of 3 billion base pairs per strand (6B base pairs total) and in this clip from the After-On podcast with George Church, they mention the total number of gene combinations is 10^614.. but I don’t see how they can possibly arrive at that!!

    And is it the case that the 99% of the dna known as “junk” is epi-genetic information that orchestrate which of the non-junk 20k genes (that code for proteins) get turned on or off?


  • People discovered the atom, studied it, created the nuclear bomb and tested it on humans in Japan and called it a heroic act. Now, they discovered how to edit the human genome. What could go wrong? Oh, wait, we have a pandemic so how about injecting all the people with gene editing vaccine?

  • I’m Studying at the Swedish Agricultural University and I love your videos. The animations, explanations and the anecdotes makes it more fun and easier to remember. It is even possible to learn from your videos while crying of stress, the animations makes it feel better:’) Thanks a lot! /Veterinarian nurse student

  • I would love to see this technology used to cure a genetic disease that runs in my family, Charcot Marie Tooth Type 1A. It has been discouraging to see the physically debilitating effects of the disease on me and my children. I am grateful to the scientists researching this technology. This holds so much promise for me and my family that I would even be willing to be a test subject if it has the possibility to change the lives of my children. I am certain there are many others would be willing subjects to help their families solve genetic disease once and for all. I understand the need for pause on the designer implications, but I believe that using the technology for curing genetic diseases doesn’t have the ethical problems and should proceed rapidly.

  • a man has fallen into the river in LEGO CITY quick build the rescue helicopter HEY and off to the rescue prepare the lifeline and lowa the stretcha
    and make the rescue the new emergency collection from lego city

  • i enjoy these videos, i really do. But, how in the real world outside of school will I need to know about the structure of DNA. I’ll wait.

  • When ur teacher tells u to try tasting ptc during quarantine and it dont taste like hot cheetos when ur used to eating hot cheetos

  • This channel always shows very fantastic a animations. It’s really very helpful for one to understand these depictions with very short period of time. Thank you so much Amoeba sisters. ❤️

  • Thanks for this video! I love the cute animations and the simple, interesting way both you explain things! I also find the recap section super useful for going back over things as consolidatin. ❤️❤️❤️

  • When I recommend this video to my biology teacher say it is not up to the mark of my teaching
    But our whole class inner feelings: it is so much better than your 90 minute class��������

  • The strange thing is if you mutant a geno you can get some crazy things, implanting new eggs that are early developed, with new DNA, can cause a difference, timing is the virtue, new species will and have been made, most are destroyed in early development, but the whole thing is stored away… human organs are grown from pigs now and no one is none the wiser none of my kids will take an organ donation from anyone I don’t know!!! Most are not what they seem, que Covid animal disease never to humans….. till now….

  • Wow very simplified, cute, and interesting explanation….keep making more videos thnq.
    I usually don’t comment but had to appreciate ur efforts… keep going….

  • (edited)

    Natural selection is nothing more than the selection of pre-existing traits from a pool of available traits.

    When a population of bacteria is exposed to an antibiotic many, but not all of the bacteria will die.

    Obviously, some of the bacteria already had immunity to that particular antibiotic, or else they too would have died.

    Bacteria have no strategies, they are incapable of thought, they have no ability to write genetic code. This means that nothing new was added to the bacteria’s genome Blind chance has no ability to produce any new genetic code instantly as required. None

    Natural selection is not a creative process it is a destructive one.

    Many bacteria died off as a result of the selection process, taking their traits and genes with them, leaving the remainder of the population with a weakened less resilient genome than before in terms of the number of varied genes it contains.

    Repeated exposures to various environmental hazards do nothing to add to the genome but further reduces the arsenal of available genetic information. This happens in all species. There are no exceptions.

    Thus the removal of genetic code can never produce a new Linnaean Family, rather it leads to extinction via genetic entropy. All genomes are degenerating. All life will come to an end due to this. Natural selection is just one engine of extinction. We can readily see the effects of genetic entropy through the number of genetic diseases we see in line bred dogs.

    All of this means that the number one force of evolution, NATURAL SELECTION, so well-loved by today’s science-loving throngs, has zero ability to fulfill its evolutionary role.

    The brute consequence of this fact is that evolution is falsified, discredited, extinct.

  • dude no one cares if youre at home doing this because of the coronavirus literally no one cares because theyre probably doing the same thing
    dont even bother to comment on it

  • In school you’d always hope to watch a video like Magic school bus or something like that, but that’s all we do now… Will this constant video watching deteriorate the relief of getting to watch something next year?

  • PTC has been banned from use in schools due to “high toxicity” and being a “classified as hazardous by OSHA.” Science classes are no fun anymore

  • there is NO such thing as a procrastinator. People re-prioritize what’s important every day. We need to STOP labeling people for decisions they make!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Imagine putting this genetic “software ” into a virus and delivering it to any given population in order to tailor a more submissive herd of people.

  • does anyone else realize that she is the spokesperson for lawsuits on tv? like the infomercial lady saying “if you suffered from this because of that call this law firm”. that’s her.

  • Fun video but as a biologist who focused on genetics… this is not how this works.

    This Dr. Wendy has a PhD in *Clinical Psychology*, not genetics, and not neuroscience. She doesn’t even have a medical degree.

    This lady used to work for Dr. Phil which, along with her lack of real credentials, makes her worse than Dr. Oz… which is really saying something.

    It’s aaaaaaall horseshit.

  • If that woman had to run from some sort of danger how in the hell is she going to do it in those shoes and the dress she is wearing. Women are so weird man.

  • Why are they trying to educate the general public about something public has no access to! Is this all about money?! Are we supposed to now run after this new flawed invention so that rich people get more money?! This is not perfect I just read an article. I found the article in this comment section wanted to thank the guy but now I cannot find him but science always feed us lies. They reveal the portion that benefits them and hide the portion that benefits us! Of course some people will enjoy the benefits but the glass is half empty or 90% empty?!

  • ADHD, which correlates with high powered executives(they simply have to have it to work 80+ hour weeks and so intensely) is also more common in white men. Yeah, racism and sexism is there. But it’s hardly the only factor, and might also be why white men are in the position of power to be sexist and racist in the first place. That said, it’s one of those, is great for 1% sucks for the other 99% who have ADHD and simply can’t apply themselves to anything.