San Diego is the genomics capital of the word, and new discoveries have fueled diagnostic tests that tell us whether we are genetically predisposed to health conditions from lactose intolerance to breast cancer. Sarah Elizabeth Richards took the popular 23andMe test and learned how likely she is to develop Alzheimer’s, an incurable disease that cruelly killed her great-grandmother at age 62. How much do we really want to know? And will it improve our lives in this new Information Age?
Ignite San Diego #8 was held October 5, 2017 at Liberty Station’s McMillin Companies Event Center. To submit your own talk visit http://www.ignitesandiego.org/speak