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23andMe to Resume Giving Health Data to Its Users

DNA sample swab

Upon its inception, 23andMe quickly became known for using the sequenced DNA of its private clients to give them information on their health and ancestry. All the clients had to do was send samples of their saliva to the firm for analysis.

The company was allowed to sell the home test products with the sole intention of determining ancestry information. For example, using the information obtained from the tests, clients could learn whether or not they are direct descended from the Neanderthals. Also, know whether their DNA closely matches the DNA of people from other parts of the world (you can see an in-depth review of this part of their test here: http://MyFamilyDNATest.com/23AndMe ).

In 2013, however, the start-up got into trouble with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) after it cla...

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How DNA Test Can Reveal Potential Health Risks From Other Diseases

DNA Test

In the modern world, people are increasingly becoming health-conscious and taking the necessary dietary and lifestyle precautions to reduce chances of contracting certain diseases. However, the story has taken a whole different turn.

It is not just about lifestyle and dietary measures alone; people are now doing their level best to understand their chances of developing diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and more.

In a nutshell, they want to understand their genetics and its deeper secrets. This is achieved by taking DNA tests which can reveal a lot about our health, potential risks, and future well-being.

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