Will genetic testing and screening and personalized medicine change the way you think about your life? Should it? What can you really learn about your future from direct-to-consumer genetic testing—or even from whole genome scanning? And what about your privacy—who can get and use your genetic information?
These are some of the bioethics issues raised in Cracking Your Genetic Code, a NOVA special produced in association with The Hastings Center. Even if you missed the premiere on March 28, you can watch it online. Take our poll and let us know what you think about genetic testing at Help with Hard Questions, an online community from The Hastings Center designed to help people think through the ethical dimensions of dilemmas arising from advances in science and medicine like genetic testing and personalized medicine, as well as other bioethics issues.