|Gene me up baby!
||[May. 22nd, 2008|06:59 pm]
Ooh! My 23andMe genotyping arrived in two weeks instead of two months! Momma, I got genes! Momma, you also gave me a 100%-boring euro-haplotype, without even the faintest hint of a contribution from any other continent... although, intriguingly, it's a scandinavian haplotype, against my father's eastern european descent.
Anyway. Slightly better odds on macular degeneration, alcohol-withdrawal-related seizures (!), lumbar disc disease, lupus, free recall and memory, and MS; and slightly worse on ankylosing spondylitis, gout, and prostate cancer.
Distressing: I missed out on the allele that would reduce my risks of male pattern baldness by 11 times (again, all my mother's fault), I'm a slow caffeine metabolizer, which drives heart attack risks in response to caffeine, and I lack the genes that would protect me against HIV, but have the ones for increased pain sensitivity.
My general reaction to this is... disappointment. 23andMe give stats on only 70 conditions, from a sampling of ~600,000 SNPs.
Luckily SNPedia can apparently do better... but processing is done with a Windows program that doesn't run under Wine. Can I beg a favour of someone? I've published my genotype (GINA passed, yay!); could some kind person with a Windows machine download and unzip it and run it through Promethease? Pretty please? I'm afire with curiosity and my hypochondria is rampaging unsatisfied :)