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Title: The Google of Spit
Post by: Paul Bonneau on April 24, 2014, 09:48:09 AM
This article is fascinating. There is a big, crazy world out there, especially when you let the free market get to work. Of course the FDA wants to stop that...

http://nymag.com/news/features/23andme-2014-4/ (http://nymag.com/news/features/23andme-2014-4/)
http://nymag.com/news/features/23andme-2014-4/
Title: Re: The Google of Spit
Post by: Old Ironsights on April 26, 2014, 08:15:43 AM
GATTACA... where it wasn't the Government that destroyed lives, but your "insurability" (or lack thereof) determined by your genetics...
Title: Re: The Google of Spit
Post by: Steve C. on April 27, 2014, 10:54:09 AM
GATTACA... where it wasn't the Government that destroyed lives, but your "insurability" (or lack thereof) determined by your genetics...

Sort of. The government made it illegal to use DNA testing to discriminate but it was so cheap & easy to secretly test someone most companies did it and used the information to fire those who were likely to get sick or be a drain on the company long term. People also tested possible partners so if you had a negative pre-disposition you couldn't get a spouse!!!