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Offline hdw

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True cost of DNA testing
« on: Friday 10 August 18 20:52 BST (UK) »
Geneticist and radio presenter Adam Rutherford sounds a cautionary note about DNA testing -

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/10/dna-ancestry-tests-cheap-data-price-companies-23andme

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Re: True cost of DNA testing
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 12 August 18 17:48 BST (UK) »
Harry, Interesting, but he tried hard to be very one-sided.

He didn't mention the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

He tried to be scary rather than accurate and informative.

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Re: True cost of DNA testing
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 12 August 18 19:59 BST (UK) »
I've got yet another Guardian article for you. DNA testing seems to be having a bit of a moment in journalistic circles.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/11/question-ancestry-does-dna-testing-really-understand-race

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Re: True cost of DNA testing
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 03:08 »
Geneticist and radio presenter Adam Rutherford sounds a cautionary note about DNA testing -

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/10/dna-ancestry-tests-cheap-data-price-companies-23andme

Harry
A Pharma company is going to utilise genetic data to  help Parkinsons sufferers and people have an issue? Genetic medicine has and will be the forefront whether they have this information or not

The bigger issue I have is with the ' do you want fries with that' add ons. They already have all my information and know exactly my Big Y and 111 and my haplogroup. But they make it seem as if I am getting a benefit by paying extra.

Its not as if they send a new kit out each time. It is there ready and waiting to be released
Genealogy-Its a family thing

Paternal: Gibbins,McNamara, Jenkins, Schumann,  Inwood, Sheehan, Quinlan, Tierney, Cole

Maternal: Munn, Simpson , Brighton, Clayfield, Westmacott, Corbell, Hatherell, Blacksell/Blackstone, Boothey , Muirhead

Son: Bull, Kneebone, Lehmann, Cronin, Fowler, Yates, Biglands, Rix, Carpenter, Pethick, Carrick, Male, London, Jacka, Tilbrook, Scott, Hampshire, Buckley

Brickwalls-   Schumann, Simpson,Westmacott/Wennicot
Scott, Cronin
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