(10-31-2014, 02:34 PM)justMongo Wrote: Looks like 23andMe is not doing tests right now... some problem with the FDA.
My understanding is that they're not allowed to give you any medical info about what your tests might mean for your future, but can still report the raw data, which includes the SNP name and its status as normal or mutated on one or both genes (you get one from each parent). We've always been encouraged to run the raw data through a third party for the categorization and interpretation. Usually costs $25 or so. But you can look up the SNPs that are mutated and see what that means. Lots of info on the internet about DNA, genes and SNPs.
The FDA decided that maybe people would get unnecessary surgery or worry too much if they knew their genetic status. You know how that goes.