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HippieInDisguise2_0 t1_j8ka9kh wrote

Why should I be concerned about this and if I'm interested in my specific mutations what alternative do I have?


Shootemout t1_j8nesqo wrote

the only thing i would be concerned with is how insurance companies could interact with individuals that have a hereditary disease (a.k.a denial of coverage due to a 'pre-existing conditon'). It's illegal for them to deny you *now* but in 5, 10 or even 15 years it could change.


Fy_Faen t1_j8ktn32 wrote

You should be concerned about the uses you haven't imagined, rather than the ones you already have. DNA is what makes you, YOU, and once that information is outside your control, there's nothing you can do to change it.


runslow0148 t1_j8kukhf wrote

Yeah, but it’s not a full sequence, just markers. So what are they going to do? Longitudinal studies to figure out the impacts of certain gene mutations… oh no..


rather_be_redditing t1_j8lcu8c wrote

Yes, then change your insurance rates to match.


Fy_Faen t1_j8m6fmz wrote

Or have a company not hire you, because you have a marker for an 'expensive' illness, and they want to keep their benefit costs down, so they only hire people with favourable genes.