23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, is celebrating National DNA Day by taking an in-depth look at what Americans know about their DNA and how genetics play a role in our everyday lives. The survey found that 91 percent of Americans know that their genetic information has important utility in managing their health.
Americans understand that genetic testing can give them valuable information about their health and ancestry.
- 82 percent understand that genetic testing can show their risk for getting a disease.
- 77 percent know that genetic testing can be used to show diseases they could pass along to their children.
- 67 percent know they can use genetic testing to get a better understanding of their ancestry.
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