23andMe Health Report Review by a Genetic Counselor reviews
In this video I review 23andMe’s health report, specifically genetic testing for BRCA1/2 and MUTYH and explains the important limitations of this test. I also discuss alternative options for patient-initiated genetic testing.
23andme study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7203114/
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Rachel Silva-Smith –
Have you had BRCA1/2 testing through 23andMe?
Sean Christopher Daniel Diaz –
Thank you 🙏🏽
Hi. Do you think it's worth getting a report for our whole genome, generally, so that we get the complete picture? I know it's pretty expensive and would it just be too much information to be of any use?
Allison Morani –
Insurance does not cover brc1 brc2 gene unless you have a diagnosis of cancer. Crazy right????
Victoria – –
DUH…for $140 you do not expect these people to do all the tests needed in order for you to find out IF you are going to get different types of cancer, or any other major health problems. For the money I paid is enough for me to know where my ancestors are coming from and what kind of illnesses I might be exposed to.Nobody is going to do my family tree type genetic tests for that price…are u serious? If you want something deeper you must be prepare with 💰 For simple people like me what they provide me with is enough! Get a life lady seriously 😅
It does tell you that the results don’t necessarily mean they are 100% accurately and other factors can contribute to you developing the disease or not. Just because it tells you you aren’t at risk for cancer, we know that doesn’t mean you can still get it. I feel you are saying they are providing false information when we know is not true.
google plus sucks –
Why are we you even discussing "clinical grade labs" if we dont have easy access to them without middle people' they are as good as irrelevant who care they dont exist. Nobody has easy access to "clinical grade labs" whatever that even is so just disregard them
Actuitive Visrl –
Thanks, I definitely thought that it might be a comprehensive DNA health analysis.
It's extremely unclear to the general public looking for a DNA health analysis, it would be appropriate to have a detailed table comparing the health analysis provided by these different companies for example predisposition to xyz cancers or metabolic issues etc
Brent Byrne –
Is there a company that is thorough and will not share data with anyone or better – can be trusted to delete it after the results?
lewis pope –
So what are you saying the health part only tests for cancer ?
sharp shooter –
I did take 23 and me but opted not to do the health report,one because I wasn't sure how accurate it was and two because if something actually came up I would much rather hear it from a medical professional who could then give me proper advice.I am glad I didn't but the ancestry aspect is fun.Thank you for the extra information
The information given is VERY narrow. 23 and me offers many other things than just cancer, and the cancer stuff is NOT what I'm interested in. When your title is what it is, I expected a much broader review, not just the basic cancer information, and not such unnecessarily detailed information… Too much detail which most lay persons would not even understand, too little information about the breadth of the 23 and me health report.
I would suggest that the title include the word 'cancer', since that is specifically what this video is about.
Great review. 00:25 For the traits, do they specify which specific genes/mutations the evaluations based off of? Or is it basically slightly better astrology. I'm actually seriously interested in stuff like "night owl" genes (PER3), sleep amount, and other non-cancer health-related genetic predispositions. Do they suffer from the same sort of problem as you suggest in this video and does 23andMe make that clear in the report?
What's the point of testing for gene mutation related to cancer? Can you do something to prevent the cancer?
Tiago Silva –
Not disputing your good points about 23andme, but you aren't being totally transparent here.
You say you aren't being sponsored, but for both labs you mentioned you put links that have tokens to let them know you directed them there, why not just have simple links if you aren't being sponsored or connected to them in any way? Even less transparent is making it seem the link has no tokens but if hover over the link you can see the ACTUAL link.
Julian Parks –
Thank you very much! This puts it in perspective. I will also ask my Doctor to also recommend testing services. You just saved me some time and money.
Thank you. I had an unexpected paternity result and I am considering doing genetic testing since 1/2 of my family history is a complete mystery. Edit: my known ancestry is ashkenazi Jewish and I already know that breast cancer doesn’t run in my family. Colon cancer seems to run in the family. My biological father seems to have been African American with some NW European/British ancestry.
Davor Babić –
Thanks Rachel, really useful.
Cat PBatista –
Finally, someone said it!!
Nikki K –
This info is much appreciated
Julia S. –
Thank you for sharing this. I'm getting Ancestry DNA just for fun and heritage reasons, but I also want some kind of genetic health screening for cancers as there are some rare things that have popped up in my family like Amyloidosis Type AL, or more common stuff like Celiac. I was looking at the Genetic Counselor website to get started but I don't understand the lingo when I look at counselor specialties or what keywords I should be looking for. I just want to get tested for stuff I could be genetically predisposed to since my mom's birth-family is a mystery. Could you please offer some guidance? It would be much appreciated.
Naba Alsayag –
Very helpful information, thank you for sharing!
I’ve read mixed reviews about Invitae reporting risks to insurance which then increases the consumer’s premium rates. Could you confirm if this is true?
I would love to see more content. Would you be up to share your thoughts on the NIH’s All of Us research study and Ambry’s CancerNext genetic test?
Thomas Smith –
Your argument is not valid in my opinion – There are informed customers who understand the limitations and who can read.
Stephen Hurst –
Is there a list or a document anywhere that explicitly details all the genes and regions that are sequenced by 23&me?
Kate Martinez –
I want to do a genetic test, but I'm not sure if I want to know about all the diseases I might be prone to. I mean, I'm afraid I'm going to get paranoid, and at any little pain, I'm going to feel like I have one of the diseases I'm prone to.
I know it's not cancer-related but can you see if you have a genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's?
Can lung cancer be genetically transmitted?
Sonia Smith –
Thank you for this very useful information!