Season 8, Episode 46

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The MIT Technology Review predicts that by 2021, more than 100 million people will be part of commercial genetic databases. (Photo: Cain/Getty)

The revolution in home DNA testing is giving consumers important, possibly life-changing information. It’s also building a gigantic database that could lead to medical breakthroughs. But how will you deal with upsetting news? What if your privacy is compromised? And are you prepared to have your DNA monetized? We speak with Anne Wojcicki, founder and C.E.O. of 23andMe.

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “23andMe (and You, and Everyone Else).”