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What Can You Learn From Your DNA?

DNA DAY 2014 What can you learn from your DNA? 91% Of Americans correctly believe that knowing their genetic information can be helpful in managing their health. !! i!! Americans understand that genetic testing can provide valuable information. 77% 67% Know that genetic testing can be used to show conditions they could pass along to their children. 82% Understand that genetic testing can show their risk for getting a disease. Know they can use genetic testing to get a better understanding of their ancestry. There's even more powerful information in DNA than Americans know. 46% Know that genetic testing can tell them how their body might respond to certain drugs and medications. 31% 37% Know that genetic testing can show their body's ability to metabolize caffeine. Know that genetic testing can reveal how their body might respond to diet and exercise. However, people still need a refresher on the basics of genetics. XX? 41% 49% XY? Of Americans don't realize DNA is organized into chromosomes. 10 11 12 76% 13 14 15 16 17 18 00 19 20 21 22 Don't know that everyone has 23 pairs of chromosomes. Of women incorrectly believe their sex chromosome is XY; 24% of men incorrectly think their gender is represented by the XX pairing. Source: 23andMe. Statistics from a study conducted for 23andMe by independent research firm, Kelton, in March 2014. The survey includes 1,000 nationally representative Americans aged 18 and over. 23andMe

What Can You Learn From Your DNA?

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In our second annual DNA Day survey, 23andMe looked at how much Americans know about genetics. While people are starting to understand what they can learn from genetic testing, we still have a long way to go.

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