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2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript

This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.

How rewarding is your job?
     Saskia Sanderson, Ph.D.: Investigating the psychological effects (emotional, cognitive and behavioral) of providing individuals with personalized genetic information about their risk of developing common, complex behavior-linked conditions such as lung cancer, heart disease and obesity. I love my job! It's very exciting working at the National Human Genome Research Institute, because we get to hear the best scientists in the world give talks, and because we get to feel like we're making a contribution to improving public health through our research. It's a very rewarding and stimulating environment to work in.
Rock Canyon High School in CO (10th grade student)

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