Most people cannot tell from their DNA whether or not they will develop diabetes. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
A no answer for Alzheimer’s on a 23andMe test does not mean you are not at a higher risk for the disease. This image of an Alzheimer brain courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Tests like 23andMe are very useful for simple diseases like cystic fibrosis. The location of the CFTR gene is located in red.
23andMe is very good at predicting simple genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis. This image of the lung of a patient with CF courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
The FDA has ordered 23andMe to stop providing health data to new customers and they have complied. What this means for the future of direct to consumer genetics tests is anyone’s guess. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.