Your DNA Secrets Revealed
Understand the power of your genetic code to make more informed choices for your health
Genetics predispose you to everything from a longer life to a greater chance of happiness. But what is the role that DNA truly plays in how our lives are shaped?
Your DNA Secrets Revealed uncovers the science behind DNA and reveals the role genetics play in each of our lives. Host Diahan Southard – an author, educator, and genetic genealogist – helps us understand how the secrets of our future may lie in our past – and why genealogical study is critical to understanding who we are.
Genealogy is more than scrapbooks you inherited from your grandparents – it’s part of the story of how you became you. Joining genealogy and the science of DNA can help all of us chart a better path forward.
Your DNA Secrets Revealed shares powerful stories from people who discovered surprising results from testing their DNA — and reveals how those results helped them make smarter, more informed choices about their health and well-being.
For instance, recent research has confirmed how common genetic mutations are in people who develop cancer. Preventive DNA testing is becoming more common and can provide life-changing results, from understanding the BRCA mutations that can cause breast cancer to diseases like Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, that are often overlooked.
Interviews with noted genealogists, biologists, and researchers show the impact of understanding genetics for everyone.
Watch Your DNA Secrets Revealed on WITF TV Sunday, December 4 at 3:30pm, Thursday, December 8 at 10pm, or Saturday, December 10 at 2:30pm or 9:30pm. WITF Passport members can stream the special now using their login and the PBS Video app.