23andMe Education Website

The website has multiple educational modules for consumers and students; some modules also have suggestions for learning activities. User friendly but may contain commercial interests. 


Most are for secondary school students or undergraduates with a few for graduate students. Modules on ancestry testing and lactose intolerance demonstrate how this time of DTC works which can be helpful if patients bring in results. No medical testing discussed. 


Broad topics with contents understandable for both healthcare professionals and consumers.



Type Website
CME Available No
Topic
Cost Free
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Date of Resource 2019

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Pharmacist

  • Basic Genetic Concepts
    • B1:   To demonstrate an understanding of the basic genetic/genomic concepts and nomenclature
    • B2:   To recognize and appreciate the role of behavioral, social, and environmental factors (lifestyle, socioeconomic factors, pollutants, etc.) to modify or influence genetics in the manifestation of disease
    • B4:   To use family history (minimum of three generations) in assessing predisposition to disease and selection of drug treatment
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI)
    • E1:   To understand the potential physical and/or psychosocial benefits, limitations and risk of genomic/pharmacogenomic information for individuals, family members and communities, especially with genomic/pharmacogenomic tests that may relate to predisposition to disease
    • E4:   To appreciate the cost, cost-effectiveness, and reimbursement by insurers relevant to genomic or pharmacogenomic tests and test interpretation, for patients and populations
  • Genetics and Disease
    • G1:   To understand the role of genetic factors in maintaining health and preventing disease
    • G2:   To assess the difference between clinical diagnosis of disease and identification of genetic predisposition to disease (genetic variation is not strictly correlated with disease manifestation)
    • G3:   To appreciate that pharmacogenomic testing may also reveal certain genetic disease predispositions (e.g. the Apo E4 polymorphism)

Nurse

  • Nursing Assessment
    • NA-1:   Demonstrate understanding of relationship of genetics and genomics to health
  • Provision of education, care and support
    • PECS-3a:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices that consider genetic and genomic influences
    • PECS-3b:   Use health promotion/disease prevention practices incorporating knowledge of genetic and/or genomic risk factors

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 1:   Demonstrate and utilize a depth and breadth of understanding and knowledge of genetics and genomics core concepts and principles.
    • 4:   Identify, assess, facilitate, and integrate genetic testing options in genetic counseling practice.
    • 5:   Assess individuals' and their relatives' probability of conditions with a genetic component or carrier status based on their pedigree, test result(s), and other pertinent information.