3 Billion pairs of DNA define a human. Small changes in DNA are called SNPS.

Only 6-9 Million SNPS is all that is differentiates the DNA of 6.7 Billion people on Earth.

Today, genetic companies report on ~10% of known SNPS for the savvy consumer.

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Lower Risk Conditions

Do they Match?



  1. My family and I rated Lower Risk risk for the following conditions which are relatively common in todays population:

  2. Alzheimer’s

  3. Heart Disease

  4. Most Cancers

  5. Diabetes

  6. In over 50 people in our family, covering 4 generations, none of the lower risk conditions have arose. Ever.

 

Higher Risk Conditions

Do they Match?



  1. My family and I rated Higher Risk on the following conditions which are relatively common in todays population:

  2. Lung Cancer

  3. Atrial Fibrillation

  4. Essential Tremor

  5. Glaucoma, Eye Diseases

In over 50 people in our family, covering 4 generations, all of the higher risk conditions have ever arose, repeatedly.

 

Different Risk Conditions

Why don’t they Match?



  1. A few reported items seemed to be contradicted:

  2. Venus Thromboembolism

  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis

  4. Bladder Cancer

  5. Warfarin Response

  6. One company would rate a condition as Higher Risk, while the other as Lower Risk or Normal Risk.

It is unclear as to why this is.

 

Is Genetic Testing Accurate in Forecasting Conditions?
Overall, the answer seems to be yes. Genetic companies mostly, but not always, agree if you are higher or lower risk for a condition. For our family history, the results are remarkably accurate.