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    Smile 23andMe genetic testing

    Have you guys heard of this service? I was talking with my sister today about tracing our ancestry because on one side of the family we don't really know the whole story Then I remembered reading about this company called 23andMe on TechCrunch years ago, back when it was $1,000.. now it's only $50!

    Anyways so I just ordered it.. now I'm waiting to get my kit so I can send them my spit

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    Default Re: 23andMe genetic testing

    Oh my gosh, so I just went to the website and the price went up to $299 - not even an hour later! Looks like I bought at the right time. They didn't say anything about a promotion going on.

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    Default Re: 23andMe genetic testing

    That's awesome that you were able to get yours for only $50! I just went to the site and it's still $299...
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    Default Re: 23andMe genetic testing

    Maybe they did the deal for Cyber Monday.


    I can't wait to get started

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    Default Re: 23andMe genetic testing

    Can't that stuff make insurance companies not want to cover you?

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    Default Re: 23andMe genetic testing

    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    Can't that stuff make insurance companies not want to cover you?
    That's crazy if it's true... Wouldn't knowing more about your health and genes (thus being able to prepare for what you might be susceptible to) be a good thing? What a messed up system.

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    Default Re: 23andMe genetic testing

    Right now insurance companies do not base your rate on your results. I think you should be more concerned if you go to the doctor for every little thing, then you run into the risk of pre-existing conditions and if something really goes wrong the insurance companies could pull that card.

    If insurance companies and doctors offices were to start the testing.. that could be a good and a bad thing. Without getting into a major debate with someone, I'm just going to say knowledge is amazing! And if doctors did this test for free to see what you're susceptible to then I'm all for it! How they go about charging for coverage would be interesting.

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