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As a fellow geneticist, and someone who now works in clinical genetics, I agree 100%. I’ll also disclose that I have 23andMe results myself, and I find it pretty fun and interesting to play around with, I would also love to send off my own DNA for exome sequencing out of pocket, but most providers here in Canada require REB approvals attached with specimens before they will sample them. I think the framework they are developing for activity monitors is a perfect for DTC genetics. These aren’t a clinical test and shouldn’t be treated as such. However, they can still be valuable for health decision making. Here in Canada they don’t, but in the US does 23andMe offer to hook clients up with genetic counselors? I know some other DTC companies do which is how they stay on the good side of the FDA.

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