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[23andme] 23andme ancestry + genetic test on sale $189

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mik3 wrote: That's why you use fake info and ship not to your house. Then the dna they have is of a random non existent person.

I think even that small risk is way worth it. This stuff can show if you're predisposed to Alzheimer's for example. Cancers, disorders, if you have any bad carrier genes that you will pass on to offspring etc.

Which is good to know so you can start screening and testing for for this stuff earlier in life. Also good to get done for kids so you know what they're in for.
https://www.wired.com/story/you-can-get ... hould-you/

That’s precisely why people shouldn’t do it... there’s no reason to believe that the current DNA sequencing by these companies have any actual predictive value, and it’ll lead to people getting additional, often unnecessary screening, driving up health care costs for everyone.

Sorry, not here to threadcrap, just wanted to give a reason instead of just mashing the downvote, which helps no one. Everyone’s capable of making their own decisions. Good luck man!
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Dec 19, 2013
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Would you gain better privacy if you set your address as European when you submit the test data?
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Is this the company that gave identical twins completely different dna results?
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My brother did the 23 and me. Results he got were 99% what I already knew even without some DNA test. Glad I didn't waste my money.
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If these results were that good in 2019, trust that your doctors... even in Canada... would be doing genetic screenings regularly on folks just to predicatively anticipate problems.

We're not there yet.

Fake name, alternate address, Visa pre-paid card. Don't be tarnished by the scarlet letter when 23andme sells your data to insurers who upcharge you based on incomplete information. This is especially true if you're American.
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Nov 14, 2013
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Jone19 wrote: Is this the company that gave identical twins completely different dna results?
The generally accepted idea of race in the west was invented by people who wanted to prove people that looked like them are the best. It wasn’t objective science, they started from their answer and worked backwards.
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Apr 14, 2017
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Dave510 wrote: https://www.wired.com/story/you-can-get ... hould-you/

That’s precisely why people shouldn’t do it... there’s no reason to believe that the current DNA sequencing by these companies have any actual predictive value, and it’ll lead to people getting additional, often unnecessary screening, driving up health care costs for everyone.

Sorry, not here to threadcrap, just wanted to give a reason instead of just mashing the downvote, which helps no one. Everyone’s capable of making their own decisions. Good luck man!
23andme doesn't even do actual sequencing, they only check for frequent mutations.
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Dec 30, 2008
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I had a genetic test on OHIP to identify a specific condition, the same condition also appeared on my Ancestry DNA after running it through promethease.

Also, my Mother's DNA showed she's a carrier of Juvenile Parkinson's, which was passed to me also.

Interpreting the results from promethease is tricky but quite interesting.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: If these results were that good in 2019, trust that your doctors... even in Canada... would be doing genetic screenings regularly on folks just to predicatively anticipate problems.

We're not there yet.

Fake name, alternate address, Visa pre-paid card. Don't be tarnished by the scarlet letter when 23andme sells your data to insurers who upcharge you based on incomplete information. This is especially true if you're American.
Believing doctors have your best interests at heart (and not theirs), classic naivety!
They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm
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laptopuser wrote: Believing doctors have your best interests at heart (and not theirs), classic naivety!
You should probably get a better doctor then.
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laptopuser wrote: Believing doctors have your best interests at heart (and not theirs), classic naivety!
What do you think their priorities are? And where are you getting that information from?
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Apr 2, 2017
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This thread is a dumpster fire and should be culled.
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Sad that there are so many people who need this to figure out who they are.
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23andme has one of the worst customer service I have ever experienced, and their blase attitude about privacy scared the shit out of me. I bought a kit for my husband and I two christmases ago and when my contacted them about his results they said they would only reply to the email address they had of the account that ordered the kit. So, in other words, if someone gifts you a kit, they would only answer questions about your personal results to the person who bought you the kit. Utter bullshit.
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Apparently we are all related anyway. Save your money.
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