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Last Reviewed
December 28, 2022

Are you curious about your genetic predispositions and how they may impact your health? At-home genetic testing kits have exploded in popularity over the past few years, giving individuals the opportunity to learn more about their DNA from the comfort of their own home. But what do experts have to say about this trend? In this article, we'll hear from a variety of healthcare professionals about the potential benefits and limitations of at-home genetic testing for preventive healthcare. From geneticists to primary care physicians, these experts offer insight and perspective on the role of genetic testing in proactive health management.

Ing. Lenka Piherová, Ph.D.

Clinical Geneticist

Preventive health care increases the likelihood of preventing diseases that could cost us our lives in time. It is important to remember that we all have part of our health in our own hands. Thanks to great technological and scientific advances, it is now possible to track predispositions to several diseases.

Ing. Antonín Králík, Dr. rer. Nat.

Clinical Geneticist

I have always enjoyed observing graphs and charts that show my body metrics, activity, biochemical analyses, diagnostic results, and overall health. Macromo gathers all of this in one app and more - it gives you highly personalized recommendations on how to live a better, healthier life.

Mgr. Václav Janoušek, Ph.D.


There is a rising trend of personalization in modern healthcare. DNA test results can be connected to other health data sources, such as electronic health records, wearable devices, and apps, to provide a more comprehensive view of an individual's health. This approach can be particularly useful for prevention of many diseases, as it helps to identify potential health risks and allows individuals to take proactive steps to maintain their health. Macromo supports exactly this approach with its mobile app.

Ing. Jan Kelča

MDR Specialist

Data safety and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are important considerations when it comes to at-home genetic testing. Macromo has implemented a number of measures to ensure the safety and security of its customers' genetic data, including robust and secure data storage practices. In addition, the company has been transparent about its data handling practices. By taking a responsible approach to data handling, companies like Macromo can help to build trust with their customers and ensure that individuals feel comfortable and confident about sharing their genetic information through these services.


  • Diseases are caused by a combination of genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors, as agreed by the scientific public. Macromo aims to combine all these data sources in one application and provide accurate recommendations for a healthier life.
  • Your genetic information does not change over your lifetime. So a single test will give you information that is relevant for the rest of your life.
  • Many diseases are influenced by early lifestyle changes or medical intervention, so it is crucial to know your risks ahead of time.
  • The genetic test is simple. It involves taking saliva at home and sending it to a laboratory.


The experts mentioned in the article collaborate with Macromo and provide their opinion to educate the public and explain the added value of preventive healthcare, genetic testing and healthy lifestyle.

The results and recommendations provided in the Macromo app are based on scientific studies and literature, which are described in more detail in the disease-specific and genetic trait-specific articles on the Macromo Insider.

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