With the advent of online ancestry DNA testing, and advancements in genetic screening for various medical aliments, we’re able to know more than ever about the genes that make us who we are.

But is there a point to knowing we’re 25 per cent Irish? And is there a point to knowing we could one day be struck down with a disease we’re unable to prevent?

We asked five experts if we should consider a DNA test.

Four out of five experts said yes


Here are their detailed responses:

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Written by Alexandra Hansen, Chief of Staff, The Conversation. Republished with permission of The Conversation.