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[Amazon.ca] 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service $124.00

First time poster here. Just happen to see that 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service is now priced at an all time low, a few dollars better than last year's black friday and prime day prices.

Personal Genetic DNA Test Including Health Predispositions, Carrier Status, Wellness, and Trait Reports included

For those who have tried this service, is it worth it at this price?
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Aug 21, 2018
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This price matches the price that Amazon had on prime day. Pretty good deal if you were going to pick up a 23andMe anyways
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May 16, 2011
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/dna- ... -1.4980976
Why so different?
There are a variety of factors that can affect the accuracy of results from an ancestry company, Gravel says, but of particular importance is the size and quality of its reference panel. The larger and more representative it is, the more accurate the results, he says.

"If you have fewer people that you can compare to, then you make more shortcuts," he said.

"You also run more of a risk of having missed diversity that you might not know existed in one particular region."

Another reason for discrepancies in the results from different companies is the arbitrary way each company defines the world's regions, Gravel says.

"They kind of need to take a pencil more or less and say, 'That's a region.' And different companies draw different circles."
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Poutinesauce wrote: I don't understand why DNA services aren't banned from RFD completely, it's incredibly dangerous. Have fun having your DNA leaked and paying tripled insurance premiums later in life.
Was tempted to get it, till I read your comment... XD
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MrFrugal1 wrote: Great tool for catching your murderous relatives.
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This is pretty cool, but I'd hate for this DNA information to become part of the state surveillance apparatus. I don't trust the government with this information, at all.

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