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Everything I Didn’t Learn From Taking A Personal Genome Test by Russell Brandom

23andme’s test results are all based on peer-reviewed scientific studies, the closest thing medicine has to a rock-hard, build-your-house-on-it fact. But once they’re translated from the group to the individual level, it’s hard to say what significance these facts actually have. This is what science-in-progress looks like—a tangle of half-tested ideas, each one raising more questions than it answers. Anyone waiting to unlock the mysteries of the human body best not hold their breath.

[img by John Crawford]

scipsy:

Everything I Didn’t Learn From Taking A Personal Genome Test by Russell Brandom

23andme’s test results are all based on peer-reviewed scientific studies, the closest thing medicine has to a rock-hard, build-your-house-on-it fact. But once they’re translated from the group to the individual level, it’s hard to say what significance these facts actually have. This is what science-in-progress looks like—a tangle of half-tested ideas, each one raising more questions than it answers. Anyone waiting to unlock the mysteries of the human body best not hold their breath.

[img by John Crawford]

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  2. atomic-oxygen said: personally, i love 23andme. interesting results.
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  7. genericlatino said: I hope you also post the responses made to this old post
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