Many companies in Ireland now offer genetic testing Ireland (sometimes known as genetic health testing). There is a difference between genetic testing and DNA testing although the tow terms are heavily related and often used interchangeably. Genetic testing is often and generally linked to detecting genetic disorders that are linked to our genes. If we carry these genes then we have a predisposition to develop these illnesses. Many companies now offer genetic predisposing testing which can tell you a long list of diseases including cancers and Alzheimer’s and other autoimmune diseases which you are may develop and will more over tell you the probability of you developing these diseases. Genetic testing can also be used to screen embryos prior to implantation and forensic identity and testing.

The risks associated with genetic testing are very few and thus, not surprising that the market for genetic testing in Ireland and elsewhere has grown so much.