Home Genetic Tests & Millennial Challenges
For the first time, the federal government is allowing people to find out if they carry certain cancer risks through the home genetic testing company, 23 and Me, without a doctor. More companies could follow suit. Monday on The Sound of Ideas at 9, we’ll ask a geneticist what people should know before they send in their DNA. Then, many millennials are delaying buying homes, having kids and saving for retirement, and a new report says millennials may never be as rich as their parents. We’ll talk to a panel of young folks about the financial hurdles their generation has had to overcome, and what strengths come from being the most educated generation in history.
-Dr. David Flannery, MD, Medical Geneticist, Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute
-Ida Lieszkovszky Hargatai, 31, Freelance Journalist
-Chris Scott, 29, Executive Director, Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
-Lydia Munnell, 28, Brews and Prose Artistic Director & English Teacher, St. Edward High School
Takasha Nutall, 24, Policy Research Associate, Cleveland City Council