"Consumer DNA Testing May Be the Biggest Health Scam of the Decade" Article

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"Consumer DNA Testing May Be the Biggest Health Scam of the Decade" Article

Post by Arcadiaville » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:38 pm

Are DNA Health tests reliable predictors of genetic risks or pseudo-science akin to astrology? :?: This article takes the position that not only are current genetic health tests not accurate enough, they are sometimes downright scams, especially clams that try to match genes to diets and nutrition:

Consumer DNA Testing May Be the Biggest Health Scam of the Decade
Ed Cara
Wednesday 9:00AM

https://gizmodo.com/consumer-dna-testin ... 1839358522

Excerpts:
"... innovations have led to large-scale research projects that collect genetic data from hundreds of thousands of people at once. Scientists can scour through these large datasets to find new links between our genes, traits, and medical conditions. This research has helped us better understand longstanding questions about our biology and health. Someday soon, genetic sequencing may also help us optimize the existing medical treatments people get, particularly for conditions like cancer.

"Right now, though, it’s still up in the air how useful this info dump really is to the average person looking to stay healthy."


"If you want to get your genetic horoscope read this holiday, don’t let me stop you. But it’s a big decision you should sleep on.."
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Any thoughts or success (or horror) stories with DNA tests helping to diagnose health risks? :idea:
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