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Old 11-07-2013, 10:46 PM   #81
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Don't wanna know the answer, don't ask the question. I don't want to know about my chances for brain diseases. Maybe stupid on my part, but I don't want to 'know' what may happen if I live X more years. I might get run over by the beer truck tomorrow. I don't want to know that in advance either. MRG
While this interests me, I am sticking with your line of thinking. I believe myself to be in perfect health. I do not want to know anything to the contrary.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:31 AM   #82
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While this interests me, I am sticking with your line of thinking. I believe myself to be in perfect health. I do not want to know anything to the contrary.
I tend to agree with you guys. That's why I'm considering the Ancestry.com offer.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:57 AM   #83
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While this interests me, I am sticking with your line of thinking. I believe myself to be in perfect health. I do not want to know anything to the contrary.
Me too. Especially what might never happen.
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It all depends on one's perspective, and in that I can identify with the OP. Some folk may need to assume a not so positive genetic competition and a test like this might work to eliminate a concern instead of causing one.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:40 AM   #85
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Ignorance is bliss--don't make me take my head out of the sand
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:48 AM   #86
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At my physical yesterday I mentioned that I was curious about this service. My doc said go ahead and send him the report and he'd be happy to give me some feedback. Morphology? Longevity? Incept date? I asked him. He winked as he showed me the birthdate on my chart but for the rest simply said there were no imminent problems!
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #87
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I understand and appreciate that feeling. Also, occasionally share it. Anonymous bravado is so easy to demonstrate.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #88
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It all depends on one's perspective, and in that I can identify with the OP. Some folk may need to assume a not so positive genetic competition and a test like this might work to eliminate a concern instead of causing one.
I can appreciate that side as well.

I feel I know my major risks. Both parents lived too long ( DM passed at 92, DF is 96 and still going) and developed Dementias. I've always joked about 'save 1 bullet for me'. Problem is, I won't know what it's for.

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Old 11-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #89
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23andMe Inc., the Google Inc.-backed DNA analysis company co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, was told by U.S. regulators to halt sales of its main product because it's being sold without "marketing clearance or approval."

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23andMe submitted FDA applications in July and September of 2012 for the least stringent of two types of medical device reviews. The FDA said the company failed to address "the issues described during previous interactions."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-1...t-service.html
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I am always amazed at how fast news hits this forum. I guess that's what we do in ER

http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Enforcement.../ucm376296.htm
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I've signed up for DW & myself. I am waiting for the kits to arrive.

When I told DW what I have just signed up for, her immediate reaction was "you paid $200 for what?"

I signed up mainly to understand where I came from. Any health related information will be a bonus.

Does it really take 6 - 8 weeks for the results to come back? That's a long wait ....
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Does it really take 6 - 8 weeks for the results to come back? That's a long wait ....
Based on today's news you may end up thinking 6 - 8 weeks is lightning fast.
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Based on today's news you may end up thinking 6 - 8 weeks is lightning fast.

I am mostly interested in ancestry, ethnicity info. Hopefully, 23andMe will figure something out for the company, or for my report (I will make a note when I sent my kit back).
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I am always amazed at how fast news hits this forum. I guess that's what we do in ER
"Twitter? We don't need no stinkin' Twitter!"

(Apologies for the misquote reference in advance.)

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ouch! I sent my kit back about a month ago. I hope I get results at some point.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:37 PM   #96
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I have been meaning to signup with 23andme after reading Nords experience.

I was pretty surprised that they continue to advertise the kit on their website.
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Here's 23andMe response on their facebook. There isn't much. I was expecting a little more helpful/informative response.

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Hi everyone, Many of you have seen and been asking about this morning's news.

Here's the statement we've issued to the media: "We have received the warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration. We recognize that we have not met the FDA's expectations regarding timeline and communication regarding our submission. Our relationship with the FDA is extremely important to us and we are committed to fully engaging with them to address their concerns."

We'll continue to keep you updated here as we know more. Thanks for all the messages of support!
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My kits went in the mail a couple weeks ago. I guess we'll see what happens.

I joked to my wife that it looks like 23andMe lost Google's protective cloak in the divorce (its founder was married to Sergey Brin).
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I just looked it up...sent in my kit on 10/22/13.

My initial results were literally just posted...with more to be added in the next 2 weeks (according to their website).

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I am always amazed at how fast news hits this forum. I guess that's what we do in ER

23andMe, Inc. 11/22/13
Does anybody know if these warning letters are common for the industry? or does this basically hamstring 23andMe?
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