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Re: 23 and me
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2013, 01:16:25 pm »
Some interesting ones.

https://www.23andme.com/health/sex-hormone-regulation/

https://www.23andme.com/health/prostate-specific-antigen/

https://www.23andme.com/health/response-to-exercise/

https://www.23andme.com/health/response-to-diet/

https://www.23andme.com/health/biological-aging/

It's hard to keep up on all the great material you guys are posting!  I finally got a chance to browse through these and this was just fascinating.  What a difference your ancestry/genetics can make!

This type of analysis would shows where you really need to be careful and would, in some cases, show you what you need to target and focus upon. 

As you can imagine, what I found super-interesting was the responsiveness to fat section.  Some people respond very differently to monos and some to saturated fats.  This type of information could REALLY help those not eating a Low Fat Diet, which I have gathered, is almost everyone.

Also, there are people who some of these tests are at increased risk for acclerated aging due to telomere shortening.  They could focus on natural interventions to hopefully overcome some of those genetic predispositions:

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Re: 23 and me
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2013, 01:20:35 pm »
Sorry, one more comment:

Raym wrote that he had central Asian genes in him.  One thing I have wondered is if a large amount of some kinds of genetic material will lead to benefits for one type of diet versus another.  For example, I know that latinos/Native American populations have to be very careful with diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome.  I don't know whether they have done this yet or not, but there may be a suite of genes in certain subpopulations that lead toward these sort of effects. 

Now I don't know what to say about Ken's privacy concerns though...
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Re: 23 and me
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2013, 01:20:35 pm »


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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2013, 01:40:00 pm »
Not to be all black helicopter like, but one real consideration for this kind of data may be in end of life care.   One of the keys to socialized medicine revolves around the fact that the last 14 days of someone's life is often the most expensive and highest burden on the medical system.   Does it make sense to keep people alive when you know they will die anyway and could this kind of information also be used to discriminate against people in a socialized system.

I do not want to open up the emotional argument on obamacare again, I am just saying that the greater good argument also has the potential to create these kinds of social dilemmas and there needs to be checks and balances in place to prevent.  History would tell us we cannot trust politicians on either side of the aisle to look out for our best interests.

Likewise, however I am sure the insurance companies would love to have this kind of data to charge you higher premiums  based on your risk pool or exclude you from insurance entirely.   It creates a bit of a no win situation unless the data is kept private in both cases.

Lets just hope a Hitler type doesn't get into power again I guess.

My real concern is how this could impact the lives of my children, and how much of this information on me can be applied to my offspring.   Of course if it got that bad the government would probably just pass a law mandating testing for newborns similar to vaccines and such.   Actually who is to say that aren't all ready doing some of this in California with the genetic newborn screening they all ready do.

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Re: 23 and me
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2013, 05:10:15 am »
It certainly can be scary what governments will do with too much info onus.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/27/north-carolina-offers-10-million-for-victims-forced-sterilization-program/

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Re: 23 and me
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Re: 23 and me
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2013, 05:56:48 am »
The higher and more advanced the technology, the scarier it is.  No doubt about that...
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Re: 23 and me
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2013, 05:56:48 am »