Thursday, February 12, 2009

23 and Me

Have you been to a “spit party” yet?? There is a company, that makes it possible for you to take an at-home genetics test. The spit party is a reference to the body fluid you send in to the company for analysis. Sounds better than the piss you need for a home pregnancy test!!

But in real terms what does this actually mean? This test which costs $399, can identify and interpret 600,000 genetic markers and estimate your predisposition for more than 90 traits and conditions such as your odds of developing cancer, having a heart attack, a stroke or going blind. So what do you do with this information? Let’s say the test indicates you are at risk for developing macular degeneration, which can cause vision loss. If you have this information, you can increase your consumption of green leafy vegetables which can go a long way to help you avoid this condition.

So go to and check it out….do you want to see into your genetic future?? What a world we live in!!


Anonymous said...

These are the kind of things that you will have to do in order be hired by an employer pretty soon!!

saucersrus said...

Yup I had to do this to get life insurance from the Knights of Columbus 8 years ago!!