GENETIC TESTING & ME
A 4-Part Series for the Chinese Adoption Community
- To share information and demystify genetic testing in its risks, benefits, and results.
- To share personal experiences with genetic testing in the Chinese adoption community.
- To explore different thoughts, expectations, and outcomes.
- This is NOT about searching specifically.
Saturday Afternoons, 3:00 - 4:30pm Eastern Time
- January 23 | Part 1: WHY You're Testing (or Not)
- January 30 | Part 2: HOW You're Testing
- February 13 | Part 3: WHERE You're Testing
- February 20 | Part 4: Fishbowl & Open Discussion
Registration is only available at FCCNY.ORG
Members must log in for discounted price.
Join or renew your membership today: fccny.org/join
We have out-of-region membership available, our membership is global.
- MEMBER Chinese Adoptee | session: $5, series: $15
- MEMBER Adoptive Parent or Supporter | session: $10, series: $30
- NON MEMBER Adoptee | session: $10, series: $30
- NON MEMBER Adoptive Parent or Supporter | session: $15, series: $45
There are 4 sessions in this series. They do not build upon each other, you are welcome to attend any individually, or all of them. There will not be recordings due to the personal nature of these discussions.
If you want to register for the series, please do so by indicating a GUEST in your registration. You will see the additional charge. (This is admittedly a bit clunky, but it's the easiest way to do this via our event platform without having you register multiple times.)
If you do want to invite others to join, please have them register independently. There will be a zoom waiting room and we will be checking names from registration.
You will receive a few reminder emails and a zoom link will be provided in one a day before the event. There will not be refunds. There will not be recordings.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are details for Part 2, please visit FCCNY.ORG to find info on the rest of the series.
Part 2: HOW You're Testing
January 30, 3:00-4:30 Eastern Time
Questions we hope to explore:
- What is the science behind genetic testing results as they relate to medical, ancestral, or racial/ethnic information?
- How accurate are direct to consumer (DTC) kits?
- What are the different types (autosomal, mtDNA, codis, etc.) of kits?
- How do these differ from tests ordered through a healthcare professional?
Dr. Wendy Chung
Dr. Wendy K. Chung is an American clinical and molecular geneticist and physician. She currently directs the clinical genetics program at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and serves as the Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics. She is the author of 300 peer-reviewed articles and 50 chapters and has won several awards as a physician, researcher, and professor. Dr. Chung is renowned for her teaching and mentoring and received Columbia University's highest teaching award, the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.
She has extensive experience mapping and cloning genes in humans, and describing the clinical characteristics and natural history of novel genetic conditions and characterizing the spectrum of disease, and developing tailored care and treatments for rare genetic diseases. Chung helped to initiate a new form of newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy which is used nationally, and was the plaintiff in the supreme court case which prevents patenting of genes. She received her B.A. in biochemistry and economics from Cornell University, her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University in genetics.