Today, more people than ever use ancestry testing to learn about their family’s past and to connect with far- flung relatives. But while some ancestry tests provide limited health-related information, these tests are no substitute for genetic screening tests and the clinical support that comes with them.
My mom and I love traveling over the holiday weekend to fill our travel itch and tap into our roots. And exploring our family cultural history also lends itself to discussion about our shared family health history.
Any parent-to-be wants to provide their child with a healthy life, and prenatal genetic tests can help. There are a wide variety of genetic tests available, including carrier screening, diagnostic testing, and aneuploidy screening.