The science of DNA research is expanding rapidly, and can provide
more and more to the customer each day. 23andMe is doing just that! As of this writting ONLY 23andMe provides
participants with "health reports based on the DNA." Yes, that's right. Take a look at the list
of Disease, Deficiency, and Syndromes below.
Your Genetic Health Risk Report will indicate whether you have a variant in your DNA on the following:
Deficiencey, Late-Onstet Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Hereditary Thrombophilia, ARSACS, Agenesis of the Corpus
Callosum with Peripheral Neuropathy, Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease, Beta Thalassemia and Related Hemoglobinopathies,
Bloom Syndrome, Canavan Disease, Congenital Disorder of Glyucosylation Type 1a (PMM2-CDG), Cystic Fibrosis, D-Bifunctional
Protein Deficiency, Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Familial Dysautonomia, Fanconi Anemia Group C, GRACILE Syndrome,
Gaucher Disease Type 1, Glycogen Storade Disease Type 1a, Glycogen Storade Disease Type 1b, Hereditary Fructose Intolerance,
Herlitz, Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa (LAMB3-Related), Leigh Syndrome, French Canadian Type, Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
Type 2D, , Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2E, , Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2I,MCAD Deficiency, Maple Syrup Urine
Disease Type 1B,Mucolipidosis Type IV, Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN5-Related), Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
(PPT1-Related), Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss and Deafness, DFNB1 (GJB2-Related),
Pendred Syndrome and DFNB4 Hearing Loss, Phenylketonuria and Related Disorders, Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 2, Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia
Punctata Type 1, Salla Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome, Tay-Sachs Disease, Tyrosinemia Type 1, Usher
Syndrome Type 1F, Usher Syndrome Type 3A, Zellweger Syndrome Spectrum (PEX1-Related).
Participants may or may not opt-in to the genealogy results for
DNA relatives... it is your choice. And, I also like the idea that testers are required to share annonamously
their DNA data to help further scientific research and new comparisons.
When you sign up with 23andMe you receive the tube in the mail that you fill and return to them. Everyone pretty
much knows that. But there are other noteable things you will learn after that, and those things are why I support 23andMe.
My spouse used another leading competitor and I can compare the differences in the reports... yes, 23andMe provides
higher quality and content!
You will receive a lot of information.
And, for me, I like the idea that you can download the RAW DATA from 23andMe to a file, and save it on your own computer.
You can then use this RAW DATA to have another analysis compiled FREE from "another company" and compare the results...
one from 23andMe and the other from "Company A, B and C". Remarkably, when I did this the results were identical
and even expanded a little here and there. Afterall, your DNA is not about to change overnight. It's yours and you will have
the actual DNA RAW DATA yourself... to use as you see fit. It is said that you can transfer the raw data to Family Tree DNA,
MyHeritage DNA, and to GEDmatch.
I just double checked on the Ancestry
DNA site and you CAN NOT download your raw DNA data if you choose Ancestry.com, it is not available to you the owner...
as of 6 Aug 2017. And, it appears that Ancestry.com is determined in trying to sell you into buying a monthly subscription.
That's not happing at 23andMe.
Now if you have compiled extensive
genealogy, like myself, you can compare this with the regions that 23andMe provide. Guess what? They match up!
The Vikings landed in Scotland, and my documented genealogy takes me back to old Scotland. And, now I have confirmed
through DNA that I need to explore the family line into Finland. Yes, Viking DNA.
So click on the 23andMe links located on this page... and check it out yourself. There are many exciting journeys
into your ancestors lives. You will be glad that you did!
Your DNA comes from around the world. Find your roots.
Explore your genetic ancestry at 23andMe.com.
Autosomal DNA testing for genetic genealogy purposes is provided
by the following five companies: 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA and the Genographic Project.