Because certain cancers run in my family, I have always been interested in the way things are passed down from generation to generation (even fun things like twins or red hair). A few weeks ago, I read about Angelina Jolie's choice to undergo genetic testing and follow up with a preventive double mastectomy, and I was even more intrigued, and found it really inspirational to see someone so influential begin to spread the word about our options in facing what life may or may not be preparing to hand us.
I've heard and read about 23andMe before, but it only recently came back to my attention. It's an easy and affordable saliva test that provides more than 240 health reports about conditions and traits (see the full list here), as well as more than 40 inherited conditions. You can discover your ancestry composition and get updates on your DNA as science advances.
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