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23andMe has a problem when it comes to ancestry reports for people of color

I did a 23andMe genetic test because I suspected I might be partially descended from Middle-Eastern medieval merchants, who were Korea’s first Occidental trading partners. (My feeble basis for this theory included my hair texture and a possible epigenetic explanation for… 1,162 more words

A skeptic over coffee: who owns you your data?

“Everyone Belongs to Everyone Else”

-mnemomic marketing from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

A collaboration between mail-order genomics company 23andMe and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported 15 novel genes linked to depression in a genome-wide association study…

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Essays

Privacy risks lurk in DNA tests, experts warn

Where did my ancestors come from? What can my genes tell me about lurking health dangers? Is this child really mine?

Curiosity drives these questions, and some can be answered by sending a cheek swab away in the mail. 821 more words

Canada

4 Steps To Proper Gene Testing

Over the last year or so, I have studiously buried my head in the sand and avoided genetic testing like 23andme like the plague!

If anyone asked me for help, I sent them straight over to Anne Pemberton, the UK’s foremost Nutrigenomics practitioner (more on her joining our team below, oh yes..) and left them to it! 652 more words

News

Big push for 23andMe at NACDS

“This is a story about why you became … who you are,” a friendly woman’s voice says in the new TV ads for 23andMe genetic tests, explaining further that results offer “unique insights into your health, traits and ancestry”. 195 more words

Nicholas Hall

23andme: Blueprint of Me

There is so much that I don’t understand, a few things that I do, but most things, I don’t. DNA is one of those.

DNA, the blueprint of you and me. 999 more words

Creaming Life