Thursday, November 12, 2015

23and me. What is this all about? What can it do and what it Cannot do

The 23andMe Difference.

Receive an overview of your DNA – your 23 pairs of chromosomes 

– through detailed reports, tools and more.

What does this do for you?  
1.  Carrier Status reports
If you are starting a family, find out if you are a carrier for an inherited condition.
2 .Ancestry reports Your DNA can tell you about your family history.3. Wellness reportsYour genetics can help you make more informed choices about your diet and exercise4. Traits reports Explore what makes you unique, from food preferences to physical features.

A new way to see yourself.

Genotyping is a great way to start understanding how your genetics can impact your life. It's a new filter. More knowledge to understand what makes you, you.
The world of genetics changes everyday – and we are committed to keeping you informed and knowledgeable so you can continue your genetic journey throughout your life.
**Presently they can tell you the following** 

Carrier Status reports*

35+ reports

Being a "carrier" means you "carry" one genetic variant for a condition. Carriers do not typically have the genetic condition, but they can pass a genetic variant down to their children. If both parents are carriers, there is a 25% chance their child will have the condition.
Understanding your carrier status helps you work with your doctor to prepare for the health of your future family

All carrier status reports


ARSACSSACS1 VariantFrench Canadian
Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum with Peripheral NeuropathySLC12A61 VariantFrench Canadian
Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney DiseasePKHD13 VariantsN/A
Beta Thalassemia and Related HemoglobinopathiesHBB10 VariantsCypriot, Greek, Italian, Sardinian
Bloom SyndromeBLM1 VariantAshkenazi Jewish
Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation Type 1a (PMM2-CDG)PMM22 VariantsDanish
Cystic FibrosisCFTR28 VariantsEuropean, Hispanic/Latino, Ashkenazi Jewish
D-Bifunctional Protein DeficiencyHSD17B42 VariantsN/A
Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase DeficiencyDLD1 VariantAshkenazi Jewish
Familial DysautonomiaIKBKAP1 VariantAshkenazi Jewish
Fanconi Anemia Group CFANCC3 VariantsAshkenazi Jewish
GRACILE SyndromeBCS1L1 VariantFinnish
Glycogen Storage Disease Type IaG6PC1 VariantAshkenazi Jewish
Glycogen Storage Disease Type IbSLC37A42 VariantsN/A
Hereditary Fructose IntoleranceALDOB3 VariantsEuropean
Leigh Syndrome, French Canadian TypeLRPPRC1 VariantFrench Canadian
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2DSGCA1 VariantFinnish
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2ESGCB1 VariantSouthern Indiana Amish
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2IFKRP1 VariantEuropean
MCAD DeficiencyACADM3 VariantsNorthern European
Maple Syrup Urine Disease Type 1BBCKDHB2 VariantsAshkenazi Jewish
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN5-Related)CLN51 VariantFinnish
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (PPT1-Related)PPT13 VariantsFinnish
Niemann-Pick Disease Type ASMPD13 VariantsAshkenazi Jewish
Nijmegen Breakage SyndromeNBN1 VariantEastern European
Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss and Deafness, DFNB1 (GJB2-Related)GJB22 VariantsAshkenazi Jewish, European
Pendred Syndrome and DFNB4 Hearing LossSLC26A46 VariantsN/A
Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 2GRHPR1 VariantEuropean
Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata Type 1PEX71 VariantN/A
Sickle Cell AnemiaHBB1 VariantAfrican
Sjögren-Larsson SyndromeALDH3A21 VariantSwedish
Tay-Sachs DiseaseHEXA4 VariantsAshkenazi Jewish, Cajun
Tyrosinemia Type IFAH4 VariantsFrench Canadian, Finnish
Usher Syndrome Type 1FPCDH151 VariantAshkenazi Jewish
Usher Syndrome Type 3ACLRN11 VariantAshkenazi Jewish
Zellweger Syndrome Spectrum (PEX1-Related)PEX11 VariantN/A
Our tests can be used to determine carrier status in adults, but cannot determine if you have two copies of the genetic variants. The tests are not intended to diagnose a disease, or tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future. On their own, carrier status tests are not intended to tell you anything about the health of your fetus, or your newborn child’s risk of developing a particular disease later in life.
This is PART 1 In two days look for the interview from 23and me with APF
 "Remember....Research is the key to your cure!"

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