Is DNA testing testing through companies such as "DNA and me" or any of the others of any benifit?
If so what was the (personal) value, how much did it cost and what was learned?
Genes have to be turned on and off - just because one has a gene for cancer, baldness, macular degeneration (which I understand is minimized by wearing appropriate sunglasses) or anything else doesn't mean one will have the affliction. I'm thinking that providing a genetic map may result in "pre-exsiting" condition for which a medical insurance company will adjust rates, or drop a subscriber.
I think and wonder that in general pollution, the food system and water polution results in cancer more than the general public knows about.
I'm so grateful that I live in a country that has free healthcare at the point of demand. Britain has many flaws but letting people die if they are poor isn't one of them. How a great and rich country like America allows people to go without healthcare is beyond me. And what is worse working class Americans are brainwashed into thinking that free healthcare is a Communist plot.
I appreciate our health care coverage too.
I just don't fathom why the American people put up with the awful system they have, where some lucky few get healthcare and the poor can go to hell.
Here's a link to a poll from cnbc saying 70% of Americans want medicare for all.
I have an small leather bound album of tintype portrates. I wonder if they are photographs or relatives that were passed down. My mother and great cousin were interested in ancestory. They checked the maternal side of the family back to the 1620's. That information was retrieved from an old family bible.
Archiving the history of the family is interesting.
I have a great Uncle who worked for the American University in Cambodia in 1956. My great cousin is starting to go though his letters and send them to me.
So far I only hav two letters.
Spanish American war?
Don't know why this is jumping off the ship of dna testing.
My thoughts are that culture and history is more important than DNA.
James Cook - British Explorer.