DNA Testing and Privacy (Behind the scenes at the 23andMe Lab) – Smarter Every Day 176
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A special thanks to Dr. Neil Lamb at the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology. A major mission of Hudson Alpha is to educate the public and promote genomics literacy. I talked to many scientists about Genotyping but Dr. Lamb’s ability to break down the complexity of the human genome is what finally brought it home for me. Hudson Alpha provides many opportunities for Genomics Education and
Hudson Alpha is http://hudsonalpha.org/ for explaining the difference between Genotyping and Sequencing. To contact a super smart Genomics Professional at Hudson Alpha click here: hudsonalpha.org/contact
Genotyping and Sequencing are very different:
The 23andMe Genotyping service is provided by LabCorp
According to their website, LabCorp is “The World’s Leading Health Care Diagnostics Company”
No Private or Health Information about any individual was recorded or shared in the making of this video (This video is HIPAA compliant).
A special thanks to the Lab Manager Amanda Douglas for being a complete science rock star and a great person to work with I spoke with about a dozen LabCorp Employees who are under Amanda and every one said she was an absolute joy to work for. I know my experience working with her great and I hope her boss reads this blurb I wrote down here in the video description and gives her a high five and a big fat bonus or something equally as awesome.
23andMe provide Genotyping testing using an Illumina HumanOmniExpress-24 format chip. Here’s a bit about the chip. Heads up, it’s incredible technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVG04dAAyvY
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