Anyone do any DNA testing like 23 and Me

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  1. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Just wondering if anyone has done any of the DNA kits out there and if they learned anything interesting or surprising. My brother bought one for my mom for Christmas and she is awaiting the results. I am thinking about doing one myself. My dad refused to do one.

    I read a book where they said the price of doing your whole genome has dropped to around $10k (which was probably several years ago and even cheaper today). A considerable drop in price from the first entire genome which cost several billion a few decades ago.
     
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  2. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    Why? So the police can track me down if I commit a crime 50 years later? No thanks :lmao2:
     
  3. RJ_MacReady

    RJ_MacReady mcompact

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    This is what I think about some “foundation” pleading with people to do free “swabs” to indentify donors.

    Not today, Big Brother!

    I’m still pissed that my elementary school made us get our fingerprints back in the day.
     
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  4. Longboysfan

    Longboysfan hipfake08 Zone Supporter

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    I got 4 of the Ancestry ones for my kids.
     
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  5. ShortRound131

    ShortRound131 Well-Known Member

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    I'd be leery of those DNA tests

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health...ur-chances-of-getting-some-types-of-insurance

    Taking a genetic test in your 20s or 30s could, indeed, affect your ability to get long-term-care insurance later — or at least the price you'll pay. And people who are considering enrolling in Medicare after age 65 would do well to read the fine print of the sign-up rules. Readers have insurance questions on these topics this month, and we have answers:
     
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  6. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Oh, bc they could use the test info to gauge if you are a risk:omg:or expensive to insure. Wow, didn't even occur to me that could be an issue but once the info is generated it's available to insurance companies. They should have that in big bold letters before taking one but can see why they don't; be out of business.
     
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  7. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    We should just toss your *** in prison now.
     
  8. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Was the father who you expected it to me? :muttley:
     
  9. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    Naw, think I'll pass :thumbup:
     
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  10. ShortRound131

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    I don't think anyone has "proven" this will happen, just something to think about I guess.
     
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  11. JIMMYBUFFETT

    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    I did Ancestry and it turns out I'm even whiter that I though I was. Nothing but Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Portuguese. Boring and a waste of time for me but I could see where it might be pretty interesting if you're multiracial. I wish I had done 23 And Me instead.
     
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  12. Reverend Conehead

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    My brother did the 23 and me test. The surprise that came back was that there was no Native American DNA, but our great great grandmother was supposed to be from the Seneka tribe. Its' created a mystery. Did our great great grandmother lie and wasn't really Seneka? Or was she a friend of the family and never reproduced with us and somehow the stories got handed down wrong?
     
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  13. Hardline

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    I'm surprised something that intelligent came from NPR.
     
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  14. Reverend Conehead

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    Wow. I wonder if it's possible to take one of the tests under a fake name.
     
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  15. ShortRound131

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    It’s pretty scary the data we giveaway about ourselves these days
     
  16. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    No kidding. I would have assumed that a DNA test was totally confidential and no one could ever get the data without my consent. I guess I shouldn't assume that.
     
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  17. Xelda

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    There are things I'm firmly convinced that I don't want to know. I do creative accounting at work. Is their science 100% accurate or do they improvise from time to time like I do?
    Planning for a future life of crime? The good folks at Geico Bail Bonds can help you set up a nest egg for later down the road.
    Freudian slip?
     
  18. ShortRound131

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    you are actually paying to give people your data.
     
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  19. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Yep. ....maybe? :D
     
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  20. Xelda

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    We'll find out when the results come in. :popcorn:
     

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