DMV Spotlight on DNA Danger on 2.17.2019



DMV Spotlight on 2.17.2019 shines a light on the sometimes unexpected results of a DNA genetic testing kit. Guest, Michael F Shea, a Licensed Social Worker here in DC with a Masters of Social Work from Howard University, described the what happens when DIY DNA kits reveal hidden family secrets such as children finding out they have a different biological parent. Micheal also delved into the uses of DNA testing in medical research, probing the ethical questions the new technology raises and who is in charge of your unique genetic information.