Consumer Genomics: What do people do with their genomes?

What do recent studies reveal about peoples’ reactions to DNA tests? Cinnamon Bloss, PhD, will present “Consumer Genomics: What do people do with their genomes” Dr. Bloss is an Assistant Professor at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) in La Jolla, California. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is focused on investigating individuals’ behavioral and psychological responses to disclosure of genomic risk information for common, complex diseases.

What is the National Institute on Aging?

The NIA is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The Institute supports and conducts genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older people. The NIA is the primary Federal agency for research on Alzheimer’s disease.

Max Guo, Ph.D

Genetics Program

  • Longevity assurance genes and genes controlling the rate of aging
  • Genetics of healthy aging
  • Genome stability and aging
  • Genomics, gene expression and functional genomics
  • Telomere biology and genetic models of progerias
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