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Thread started 03/08/18 1:51pm

paisleylove

23 & Me Ancestry and Health

Has anyone tried this service? A doctor mentioned this to me a couple of years ago, but I just haven't tried it yet. I am especially curious about the health aspect. Was wondering how accurate it is? What about privacy of results?

Any thoughts/insights appreciated.

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Reply #1 posted 03/08/18 2:00pm

morningsong

I tried it. But completely unsure of it's accuracy because there's a survey that takes days to fill out. I filled out part of it and then quit because I figured how could I judge the validity of the test if I'm giving them all the answers of who I am. My results ended up coming back with little to no variants of any genetic diseases, beyond having sickle cell trait and some kind of eye disorder, which I already knew going in. I've been updated a few times as more results came in and again little to no variants to genetic disorders, so I have no idea if they just are responding to my incomplete survey or if I truly have only 2 genetic disorders in my DNA. I think it's my incomplete survey.

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Reply #2 posted 03/11/18 4:23pm

Krystalkisses

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I haven't tried the health portion of the service but the ancestry part. It really confirmed everything I have been told growing up. It was an indescribable feeling knowing your heritage particularity specifics.

It was very easy to use and the app on the really makes it easy to understand the results. I would recommend it. They constantly update your info when they accumulate more data for more accurate results.
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Reply #3 posted 03/12/18 12:52am

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morningsong said:

I tried it. But completely unsure of it's accuracy because there's a survey that takes days to fill out. I filled out part of it and then quit because I figured how could I judge the validity of the test if I'm giving them all the answers of who I am. My results ended up coming back with little to no variants of any genetic diseases, beyond having sickle cell trait and some kind of eye disorder, which I already knew going in. I've been updated a few times as more results came in and again little to no variants to genetic disorders, so I have no idea if they just are responding to my incomplete survey or if I truly have only 2 genetic disorders in my DNA. I think it's my incomplete survey.

A bunch of baloney. Go to a real geneticist for these type of evaluations. Been there, done it.

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
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Reply #4 posted 03/12/18 7:02am

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I've done 23andme and Ancestry DNA. The FDA just approved 23andme to do BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 cancer testing. Both results matched close.

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Reply #5 posted 03/14/18 3:14pm

morningsong

I was okay with the ancestry part, especially matching it with AncestryDNA, I have relatives showing up I didn't know I had. We found each other.


Speaking of which, on the Today show they had siblings find their long lost baby sister and their grandparents which was cool.

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