Junk DNA, Junk DNA. Paging Rosalind Russell…

[NY Times]

I Had My DNA Picture Taken, With Varying Results


“I’m a healthy 28-year-old woman, but some nasty diseases run in my family: coronary heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. So I decided to read the tea leaves of my DNA….”
– and it turned out that three labs gave conflicting results…

more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/science/i-had-my-dna-picture-taken-with-varying-results.html

4 responses to “Junk DNA, Junk DNA. Paging Rosalind Russell…

  1. The delusion that people have about genomics is that the genome people know what causes what–what a bunch of bunkum, with a few exceptions.

  2. The only useful pop dna test may be the one Ancestry is pushing. My daughter bought one for me. The ethnicity report put to rest a couple of long-standing family myths about native American ancestors. That is, if the test was correct and they didn’t swap me in the maternity ward.

    in the article 23andme said she was a 50% risk for a heart problems. I have a penny that can get that result.

  3. She seems to have learned (at significant personal expense) thet there are medical scam artists out there.

  4. Medical/scientific fads are like grasshoppers. They show up in a swarm and soon the blackbirds (scam artists) follow.

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