Challenges Posed by Genetic Information

Emerging technologies that promise better health, lower costs, and safer environments are quickly gaining popularity. At-home DNA tests offer insight about hidden health risks, and the potential for improved outcomes through lifestyle changes and personalized improvement programs.

DNA test results can also be used — by employers, benefits providers, physicians, and patients — in ways that we are just starting to explore and that can have multi-generational impacts — both positive and negative.

The panel members will offer a balanced discussion about the potential promise and pitfalls that face employers, employees, and public policy.