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Start-up enables users to examine their own DNA

Publication Date: 
November 20, 2007
Source: 
San Jose Mercury
Author: 
Elise Ackerman

Professor Henry T. "Hank" Greely is quoted in the San Jose Mercury News about a newly developed do-at-home DNA test:

Hank Greely, a law professor at Stanford University who has been exploring the implications of the new services, said while companies like 23andMe have good intentions, they could easily end up leading their customers astray.

"A lot of the genetic results are early, weak and preliminary," Greely said. "One worries that people will think the information is more powerful than it actually is and change their lives based on it."