Home DNA tests come in all shapes and sizes, but those in the health sphere normally analyse your genome to see how susceptible you are to certain diseases to give you an indication of your future health.
Direct to consumer (DTC) testing has snowballed in popularity over the last few years, especially DNA health testing which reveal a person’s genetic predisposition to certain health conditions and disease. In early 2018, the DTC genomic testing market reported 10 million tested consumers, which is estimated to continue to grow significantly to 100 million consumers by 2021.
Genetic testing is easy to purchase online, the test is sent to you by mail and the DNA can be collected at home, usually via a blood sample and then sent back – it’s a quick process and before you know it you receive the results of your DNA profile.
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