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Marjan Champine – Your Genes Aren’t Your Destiny

Finding out about your family history could help figure out your health risks!

The trend of finding out more about your heritage and DNA has exploded! More and more people are curious about who they are and where they come from.  But there’s another aspect of this search - family health history and discovering inherited health risks. To help us understand what our DNA may tell, Genetic Counselor Marjan Champine from Ancestry joined Alexa.

Here are the questions Alexa had:

Why are people so curious about their ancestry?
What should people know about how their DNA may affect their health?
How does a person’s family health history factor into this?
What types of information should someone expect to learn about their health when they take a genetic health test?
What should viewers do once they’ve learned about their DNA results?
What advice do you have for people who want to learn more about their genetic health?

Have you taken a DNA test with Ancestry? Did you find anything you weren't expecting? Find us on Social Media @ ‘Live on Lakeside’ and let us know!

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