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  • 23 and Me

    https://www.23andme.com/

    Anyone done this? Anyone researched it? Thoughts? It looks interesting...
    I'm leaning toward buying a kit, but need to read up a little bit more first.
    [COLOR=#4b0082][B][SIZE=4][FONT=trebuchet ms]“If you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”
    -Henry Ford[/FONT][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]

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    Re: 23 and Me

    Is it works?
    You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

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      Re: 23 and Me

      Originally posted by UrMistake View Post
      Is it works?
      What do you mean by "works"? If their genotyping works? Yes. The information provided by that though, improves over time because each person adds to the existing data.
      [COLOR=#4b0082][B][SIZE=4][FONT=trebuchet ms]“If you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”
      -Henry Ford[/FONT][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]

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        Re: 23 and Me

        Looks kinda cool. It reminds of a project the National Geo Society has where you send them 2 samples of your cheek cells and then they determine where your ancestors came from. Their info also improves over time as more people send in their dna.
        For the first time in more than 600 years, Armenia is free and independent, and we are therefore obligated
        to place our national interests ahead of our personal gains or aspirations.



        http://www.armenianhighland.com/main.html

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        • #5
          Re: 23 and Me

          Originally posted by Armanen View Post
          Looks kinda cool. It reminds of a project the National Geo Society has where you send them 2 samples of your cheek cells and then they determine where your ancestors came from. Their info also improves over time as more people send in their dna.
          Yes, I remember that one. I believe this provides similar ancestry tracking.
          [COLOR=#4b0082][B][SIZE=4][FONT=trebuchet ms]“If you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”
          -Henry Ford[/FONT][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]

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            Re: 23 and Me

            I suggest you send me your money and I will tell you all that you want to know about your genes. I'll even charge 1/2 the price AND you don't have to commit $9.99 for 12 months.
            this post = teh win.

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            • #7
              Re: 23 and Me

              Originally posted by Sip View Post
              I suggest you send me your money and I will tell you all that you want to know about your genes. I'll even charge 1/2 the price AND you don't have to commit $9.99 for 12 months.
              Shad zerang es du... Do you accept Paypal?
              [COLOR=#4b0082][B][SIZE=4][FONT=trebuchet ms]“If you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”
              -Henry Ford[/FONT][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]

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                I agree, we would know a lot more about ourselves if we had some idea about disease risks from our genetic history. But I think we could learn just as much about ourselves and what we've inherited by observing our memories of growing up with our parents, teachers, elders, friends... That is our actual experience. If we compare and try to relate it to our genetics, I think the genetics would better represent our potential qualities: health risks, physical or mental advantages/disadvantages. And then, since afterall we're playing a game of matching our experience with genetics, we can relate our impressions of our parents to this information.

                Sounds like fun, but I don't have 99$ to spend on this right now :P So I'll muse for free
                I was taught how to think.

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                • #9
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                  Jeff, I wondered too whether it would really tell us more than we could observe by looking at family history.

                  I should recover from some medical bill paying before I pay for something like this... bills arrived around the same time as that spending itch.
                  [COLOR=#4b0082][B][SIZE=4][FONT=trebuchet ms]“If you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.”
                  -Henry Ford[/FONT][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]

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                  • #10
                    Re: 23 and Me

                    By the way, zerang-ness and joking aside, my point was basically who verifies or validates what these guys say? They will come and tell you a bunch of data and scientific sounding things. How can you evaluate their reports? Is there any sort of certification, validation, etc on what these guys will report to you? I checked their website and I didn't see anything that would suggest anything on how much you can trust them
                    this post = teh win.

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