Adoptees face a disadvantage because of their lack of access to family health history, as two HudsonAlpha researchers, Tom May, PhD; and Kim Strong, PhD, have written in a target article published in The American Journal of Bioethics.

New York Magazine spoke with May about how genetic testing can help adoptees fill the gaps in their family health history. 

“What we are most concerned about is that for some people, rare but life-threatening diseases can be prevented with early screening,” May said in an interview. “There’s a health gap for this population that we can mitigate.”

The magazine also spoke with Brad Garland, an adult adoptee who participated in Information is Power. Garland discusses his decision to undergo genetic testing for the sake of his family. 

Read the story here.

 

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