I ordered my first commercial genetic profile from 23andMe on the 9th of September online, FedExed my 2 ml saliva from Budapest to 23andMe, Mountain View on the 12th of September. I got the results today. That said within 3 weeks since the birth of the idea I purchased more than 500 000 SNPs of mine analyzed, evaluated and ready to be browsed. With this step I finally and quickly entered into the age of personalized genetics no matter how embryonic it is.
After a superficial first scan of my results I can say that it is a really interesting thing that instantly pushes me towards accumulating more knowledge on the personalized genetics field concerning specific traits, stats, risks and studies.
Here is a first look on what my Y chromosome SNPs are saying on my paternal haplogroup:
I learned for instance that based only on my genotype and not any environmental factors involved I have a lower than average risk for most but not all of the cancers and say heart attack while I have an increased risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Of course those results are relative to the average risks of the particular diseases and dependent on the size of the populations involved in the risk assessment studies amongst others. Many SNP variants are specially interesting considering my family’s clinical history and could be interpreted much better if my relatives’ genetic markers were available.
Having figured out how to handle my results publicly I continue the genetic disclosing.