Event Title

Understanding the Limitation of Genetic Testing Using the Hemoglobin S Test as a Model

Poster Number

58

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Biology

Honors Thesis Committee

Kathryn Kohl, Ph.D.; Darren Ritzer, Ph.D.; and Dwight Dimaculangan, Ph.D.

Location

Richardson Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2017 2:15 PM

Description

With the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2000, our knowledge of the human genome has increased exponentially, along with a steady accretion in the accessibility of genetic testing. With advances in genetics glamorized as ideas of “designer babies,” eradication of disease, and phrases like “my genes made me do it,” it is important to understand what types of information can and cannot be gathered through genetic testing. Thus, this project aims to assess the perceptions of the limitations of genetic testing by using the sickle cell blood test as a model. A 45-question assessment was distributed electronically, with participant results assessed and scaled to identify satisfactory understanding of the limitations of genetic testing.

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Apr 21st, 2:15 PM

Understanding the Limitation of Genetic Testing Using the Hemoglobin S Test as a Model

Richardson Ballroom

With the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2000, our knowledge of the human genome has increased exponentially, along with a steady accretion in the accessibility of genetic testing. With advances in genetics glamorized as ideas of “designer babies,” eradication of disease, and phrases like “my genes made me do it,” it is important to understand what types of information can and cannot be gathered through genetic testing. Thus, this project aims to assess the perceptions of the limitations of genetic testing by using the sickle cell blood test as a model. A 45-question assessment was distributed electronically, with participant results assessed and scaled to identify satisfactory understanding of the limitations of genetic testing.