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DNA Testing

Post by Floyd » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:22 am

23andMe Is Sharing Its Customer Data with Big Pharma

https://wccftech.com/23andme-selling-data-big-pharma/

Millions of people have trusted 23andMe with their data to learn more about their origins. That trust is often expected by customers, but it’s rarely earned. While you paid for that test, your data seems to be up for grabs if you opted in. 23andMe gives people insight into their genetic makeup via mail-in saliva tests and boasts some five million customers – a DNA database that is considered to be larger than what is usually available to the scientific community.

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Post by Floyd » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:23 am

Twins get some 'mystifying' results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/dna- ... -1.4980976

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Re: DNA Testing

Post by Floyd » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:29 am

http://www.cracked.com/personal-experie ... anies.html

Inside The Shady World Of DNA Testing Companies

But when Inside Edition had a set of triplets send their spit in to Ancestry.com and 23andMe, they got wildly different results from both services. Neither gave each triplet the same ancestry results -- which, considering they all came from the same womb, is pretty weird.

"Tests can be a crapshoot. For DNA tests, they use genetic markers, which are little variations in the DNA one or several groups may have, but others do not. The more markers there are, the more accurate the test will be."

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