Tom, Logan, and I are doing 23andMe genetic testing, and we’re having a spit party.

That sounds exactly as gross as it is! Join us and learn something about what our many of patients are already doing and will likely ask us about, and check out our interview with CEO Anne Wojcicki for more deets on consumer genetic testing and precision medicine. ALSO: amazing holiday suits from Shinesty because it’s already Christmas as far as I’m concerned.

23andMe is offering us a limited number of 50% off Health + Ancestry codes for front line health care providers. Get them before they run out (again)!

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2 Responses to “I Spit, Therefore I Am (Getting Genetic Testing)”

  1. Lauren Levy

    I don’t know if he can beat my amount of Judaism… according to 23andMe, I am 97.8% Ashkenazi!

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  2. Beth Van Der Weert

    I’m not sure what 23 and me does with the DNA and medication alerts, but I was part of a medical study through my doctor’s office that looked at hundreds of medications and their effectiveness based on genetics. The result according to the physician produced a list of medications that would either not work on me, be less effective or have unwanted side effects/allergies. I was surprised when I logged into MyChart and found I had multiple drug allergies listed when I’ve never had a drug reaction in my life. I guess the DNA test had them for me. 🙂 I was told the purpose of the study was to identify in advance what medications would be ineffective in treating the patient to avoid prescribing them in the first place. The example provided was blood pressure management. How many patients go through multiple meds or combos to get their blood pressure under control? If such studies do work it would be beneficial to the medical field to have that information on each patient.

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