NHGRI social and behavioral researcher Barbara Biesecker talks about the importance of family history in predicting disease risk for single gene disorders and complex genetic disorders. The singer and performer T-Boz shares her personal story about living with sickle cell anemia as one example of genetic health issues. Ms. Biesecker highlights the use of genetic testing and reasons whether or not to be tested. The career of a genetic counselor is highlighted.
For more information and video presentation with slides please go to:http://www.genome.gov/19016617