HudsonAlpha launched phase 2 of the Information is Power initiative October 29, which brings free cancer genetic risk testing to 30-year-old men and women in North Alabama.
GenomeWeb spoke with Kimberly Strong, PhD, HudsonAlpha faculty investigator and director of the Ethics and Genomics Program, about the expansion and results from year one of Information is Power.
“We did find some individuals who were unknowingly at increased risk, which was the primary reason for doing this sort of thing, to alert those folks,” said Strong. “Some people did not have a known family history of cancer, let alone breast or ovarian, and they were found to be positive for one of the risk-increasing genes.”
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