It’s now easier than ever to peer into your own genetic code. But are all of the new companies out there offering you information about yourself that you can believe?

This is the last video, in a three-part series of documentary shorts produced by Retro Report in partnership with STAT, investigating the roots of today’s most promising genetic technologies. 

This video looks at how genetic testing has lived up to its promise: People can now learn about inherited disease-causing mutations by spitting in a tube.

While detecting mutations is an easy task, understanding what mutations mean is, however, not that simple. 

Genetic testing has moved from the lab, out to the consumer itself — is that a good thing? 


The Code, Part 1: 

Finding The Code


The Code, Part 2: 

Fixing the Code