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From: Crystal <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Another testing lab surfaces
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 08:22:41 -0800 (PST)
Wow .. looks the same as the a.bydna test - but I did notice that they said (under NA) that it tested for people that migrated from Asia to N. and S. America.. didn't think that a.bydna made that distinction (or did I miss that?). But is does use the term BGA (BioGeographical Ancestry) as DNAprint does - so I'd guess along with the rest that they are marking it up a couple of hundred and sending it out to DNAprint. sheesh quite a markup... I'm hard pressed for the $158 they want now. :) Also on their home page for Ancestry DNA section (not the abydna type test but their general home page for ancestry) it talks about 4 separate NA "clans" ... although we know its not true for this test - if you didn't know better you might think they will be able to tell you which of the four clans you belong to. (they separated them by base languages seemingly).
as for the diet thing - it looks interesting but what really draws in the question - they want you to fill out a nutritional profile of your eating habits. duh. like if this is supposed to be genetic based what does it matter what I am eating now... if it worked they wouldn't need to know what I eat now to tell me (geneticallY) what I should be eating. <snort>.. and what I don't need is another supposed nutritionist telling me to eat according to the government guidelines (I don't believe they are appropriate for everyone). (esp grains part). But I still think it'd be cool to get it.. if anyone does .. let me know :) :) ... I'd be curious. Especially the part about how your body metabolizes folate, etc. (Heart disease is rampant in my family). I also notices that they said that genetic - racial association doesn't play a significant role in diet vs. nutrition. As most nutrition diseases are found in all races. Well yes that is true - but, take for example diabetes, it !
nutritional "changed", yes it is in all races, but there are races, such as the Pima Indians where the percentage of adult onset diabetes is SIGNIFICANTLY higher than in any other ethnic group. Scientists have found that race does play a factor, if you are a Pima - you do NOT want to be eating the standard american diet or ADA diet or you are almost gauranteed to get diabetes. As this science develops I believe both factors will come into play.
Anyway my half a cent. :)
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