Free DNA Kits Available In Vending Machine At Oregon Health And Science University

Oct. 9, 2019

According to KGW in Portland, Ore., Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) is piloting a vending machine that offers DNA kits. The kits are intended to help people learn more about their own cancer risk and assist OHSU researchers in studying how genetics, lifestyle and behaviors affect an individual's cancer risk. The DNA kits test for multiple genetic mutations including hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) and Lynch syndrome. Unlike some other DNA testing companies, they university said that the results will remain private and will not be entered into a public database. 

The tests are free in the pilot stage and are available in OHSU's Knight Cancer Research Building and at the university's parks and recreation building in Seaside.


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