Pop Star D.A. Wallach Champions Genetic Testing At D.C. Conference, But Others Remain Wary
At the recent HL7 Genomics Conference in Washington, D.C., the audience sat in rapt attention as pop musician-cum-venture capitalist D.A. Wallach shared, via Skype, the highly personal story of his wife Liz’s experience with contemporary clinical genetics.
After her mother’s cancer diagnosis, Liz sought testing and discovered she carried a specific genetic mutation resulting in Lynch syndrome, a condition associated with a significantly higher risk of a range of different cancers, due to a defect in the DNA repair mechanism.
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