We asked a handful of people within the agency to think about the topic of genetics and ancestry. Within the agency, we discuss and learn about emerging categories and trends such as genomics and the encompassing genetic testing, gene therapy and genetic medicine. But beyond our agency confines, we wanted to know our staff’s thoughts on the matter. See what some of our HCBers had to say about the subject below.

Knowing my genetic makeup allows me to…

 

 Knowing my genetic makeup allows me to…

… have peace of mind about certain genetic conditions my family and I don’t have to worry about, but prompts me to ask my physician questions that I wouldn’t have considered previously about the future of my health and what I can be doing now. I know what to worry about, and I know to be thankful for what I don’t have to worry about.

Lindsey Herndon, Junior Art Director

 

 Knowing my genetic makeup allows me to…

…understand and appreciate my background and what makes me, me!

Garrett Stapp, Senior Account Executive

 

 Knowing my genetic makeup allows me to…

…understand my past so I can better navigate my future.

Alyssa Elwood, Director of Resource Management

 

 Knowing my genetic makeup allows me to…

…help make informed medical and lifestyle decisions, in-depth knowledge about my risks, a chance to help educate other family members about potential risk. We need to keep in mind that testing may increase anxiety and stress for some individuals.

Tanya Wilson, VP Business Development