Genotyping

Oct. 6th, 2008 06:43 pm
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My 23andme genotype profile information arrived today! Darling [livejournal.com profile] syncretin gets the award for weirdest and most fascinating birthday indulgence.

Among many intriguing little nuggets, my profile indicates that I apparently have decreased risk of lung cancer and, surprise surprise, the gene for blue eyes. The overall summation seems to be "dang, I got some good genes!" - lots of low/typical risk assessments, only a small handful that place me at higher risk than others of my haplogroup. One particularly intriguing result is that I'm only a branch or two removed from the single maternal ancestor of 20-30% of the surviving Ashkenazi Jews, and also many Kurds and Druze Muslims.

The rest of the details I'll leave out of this post, as I'm a bit more concerned with my health information privacy than [livejournal.com profile] syncretin is. He's rather open about such things (exhibit A), which allowed me to know all about his risk for colon cancer within a week of our first date. Ahh, love in the time of modern hypochondria.

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