TomBAvoider Posted April 16, 2016 Report Share Posted April 16, 2016 23andme announced changes as a result of their FDA contretemps. In their transition they need you to have had your info taken with one of the newer chips, sometime after late 2013. However, I personally have signed up with them and sent my sample in early 2010, so I don't qualify. They have not specified to me what happens now - do I re-submit another sample to be analyzed using their latest chips, or what. I am certainly happy to send in another sample, and even pay whatever the fee will be, but I'm not clear on what the process is, because they have indicated that they are using a staggered method of transitioning people in waves, and I clearly am not one of the early ones they've transitioned. So, my question is: for those of you who are in a similar situation, where you've signed up with 23andme before the cutoff date of late 2013, and who have already been transitioned to the new system, could you describe the process? Also, while I did not take all the info as gospel, I did like how they highlighted risk areas (again, being fully aware that this is extremely speculative and there are massive interactions that are certainly not being accounted for when they identify a vulnerability) - is this going to be eliminated going forward, or do we retain the old information, or is it updated or what? Because if is being eliminated altogether, I'd like to archive it. FWIW, for me personally, the greatest benefit has been access to the raw data of my genome which I downloaded and put through the $5 promethease for an up to date report every few months. Of course, I have repeatedly come across snps referenced by various studies on pubmed where the data is simply not present on the 23andme raw data, I figure probably at least partially due to their having used an old chip. Given that the raw data is 99% of my perceived benefit of 23andme (for myself), I'm wondering if I should even stick around. I mean, if I can get more comprehensive genome raw data elsewhere for a reasonable price, then I'm struggling to identify what 23andme is getting me - and if they completely eliminate, going forward, any risk assessments (for myself, not "being a carrier" for offspring I'll never have), then I just don't see the point. This transitioning might push me over to dropping 23andme altogether... unless someone here can share ways in which they use 23andme that have not occurred to me, that might be a reason to stick around. So my second question is: how do you use and benefit from 23andme? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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