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Romulus Maya

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Has anyone in the group had their genome analyzed for health biomarkers? Most people take such DNA tests to check their ancestry, with some limited health predisposition info being also made available. From what I've read there are niche companies that specialize in health and provide a more thorough analysis there. Apparently you can sequence your genome with them or just upload the data if you have already had the sequencing of your DNA made with one of the more popular companies. It's something I could consider but I imagine it would not make any real difference in the way we behave, as, regardless of our DNA predisposition, we are all here already "bio-hacking" ourselves. Right? If anyone here has taken these tests, it would be interesting to know what was the real added value with the results. Anyone? Another big concern is privacy, data ownership/ monetization with third parties and possible data breach/ hack. This is what really keeps me away from trying this for the time being. https://www.innerbody.com..

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Nate

Nate
Many friends have done 23andMe...
very powerful anecdotes about how it helped save life or prevent death...i wonder if this requires special hardware or if any hospital that has MRI hardware can do it. ...
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Nate
very powerful anecdotes about ...
Worth reading the counterpoint to scanning! When it comes to preventive care, "The more data, the better" doesn't always translate to positive patient outcomes. Doing more tests can actually cause more harm than they help. https://www.outofpocket.h.. #Bio hacking
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Bobby

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Many friends have done 23andMe...
Privacy concerns are well warranted! One of the most popular genetic testing companies in the world, 23andME, admitted to being hacked on Friday. According to the company, hackers now have access to genetic data from more than 14,000 accounts. The larger problem is that based on these accounts, threat actors could create profiles for many more people. Expect more investigations from the SEC and other government authorities in the U.S. as concerns over the misuse of this sensitive data grow. https://techcrunch.com/20..
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23andMe says hackers accessed 'significant number' of files about users' ancestry | TechCrunch

23andMe revealed new details about its data breach. The company says it's notifying at least 14,000 users, but the actual number is likely far higher.

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Bobby
Privacy concerns are well warr...
Certainly reinforces my caution to NEVER give up my DNA for any reason currently

Jerome Cody

Bobby
Privacy concerns are well warr...
Facing more than 30 lawsuits from victims of its massive data breach (allowing hackers to steal the DNA and ancestry data of nearly 7M people), 23andMe is now deflecting the blame to the victims themselves in an attempt to absolve itself from any responsibility. 🀦 https://techcrunch.com/20..
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23andMe tells victims it's their fault that their data was breached | TechCrunch

In a letter to victims who filed a lawsuit against the company, 23andMe blames its breach on customers for reusing passwords.

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