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Another privacy concern is the possibility that your DNA could get shared with other companies without your consent. 23andMe and Ancestry both have research partnerships with pharmaceutical companies that explore things like the genetics of aging, psychiatric disorders, or lupus.
originally posted by: rickymouse
I am not worried about anyone having my data. If insurance companies want to raise rates because of genetic snps and gensets, they are deceiving people. Just because you have the genetics for a disease doesn't mean you will ever get it. If you eat things you cannot properly metabolize because of the genetics effect on enzyme proteins or amounts of enzymes being inadequate, then you will get the disease. Knowing your genes can let you avoid the hereditary diseases from getting hold, we need to eat foods our bodies can properly metabolize. The foods people are eating now causes more disease than anything, simple food chemistry that most people can eat can cause problems for someone who has a different ancestry because the genetics have adapted differently. We cannot eat everything, spices might be needed for one individual but cause illness in another. If you have an autoimmune susceptibility like Lupus, you sure do not want to start consuming a lot of calcium or vitamin D. Calcium channels power many autoimmune diseases.
I think the people who are running our nations nutrition should do more research so they can understand how they are making people sick.