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Old 10-26-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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Inside 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki's $99 DNA Revolution | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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That's a great article, very informative, and I like the way the author interwove it with her own experience with 23andMe. I'm glad I took the test.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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What a fascinating article - thank you so much for sharing it~!
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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My husband felt differently. "I go with fate," he said. He felt that what seemed like a forbidden glimpse at elevated risk factors or rare carrier states wouldn't improve the quality of his life, but would instead saddle him with a sense of helpless anxiety. Still, he agreed that we owed our daughter as much information about herself as we could find. In June, a package with our test tubes arrived in the mailbox. "Remember," my husband warned kindly as I opened the envelope, as user-friendly as the Netflix DVD variety. "There's such a thing as having too much information."

This is the part that makes me wary. I don't want that health information because what if, though I'm sure it's an up-and-up business, human error interferes or the tests just reveal the wrong things? I would never consider testing there for the health-related reasons alone. Just tell me from whence I came, and what routes they took. Otherwise, it feels too personally invasive for me.

Also, I know myself, and I would obsess about these findings to the nth degree. But I'm hopeful others are more proactive-thinking than I am.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:17 AM
 
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This is the part that makes me wary. I don't want that health information because what if, though I'm sure it's an up-and-up business, human error interferes or the tests just reveal the wrong things? I would never consider testing there for the health-related reasons alone. Just tell me from whence I came, and what routes they took. Otherwise, it feels too personally invasive for me.

Also, I know myself, and I would obsess about these findings to the nth degree. But I'm hopeful others are more proactive-thinking than I am.
The health stuff is very interesting to me. It's not just about diseases and syndromes but also about traits.

Of course, I can say that with ease because my health results came back clean as a whistle and telling me that I have a higher than average chance of living to be 100 years old or older. I might feel differently if something ominous had shown up.

But if I were considering getting married and having kids, I'd strongly consider having myself and my partner tested.
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