Adam O’Regan is an undergraduate at Stanford University where he is pursuing a dual degree in biology and anthropology. His academic interests lie at the intersection of science and society, and he is passionate about aligning science with the public good. In the past, Adam has conducted research in the field of environmental biology, volunteered for public service organizations both internationally and domestically, and worked as an editor for Intersect, the journal of science, technology, and society on Stanford’s campus.
The popularity of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing by companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com has skyrocketed. Meanwhile, so has concern...