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Monetizing yer DNA

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:37 pm


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Re: Monetizing yer DNA

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:55 am

Well, my initial reaction is that it might turn out to be a good thing.

I mean, I assume that the data is anonymized. I don't think it's to invade anyone's privacy.

If they can use this data to find useful new drugs, then it would probably be a net benefit to humanity.
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Re: Monetizing yer DNA

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:58 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:55 am
Well, my initial reaction is that it might turn out to be a good thing.

I mean, I assume that the data is anonymized. I don't think it's to invade anyone's privacy.

If they can use this data to find useful new drugs, then it would probably be a net benefit to humanity.
I don't know how anonymized it is. The feds have used it a couple of times to track down criminals.

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Re: Monetizing yer DNA

Post by ed » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:03 pm

Ummm ... whose results? Mine, I'd say. You want 'em, fuck you, pay me.
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Re: Monetizing yer DNA

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:23 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:58 am
Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:55 am
Well, my initial reaction is that it might turn out to be a good thing.

I mean, I assume that the data is anonymized. I don't think it's to invade anyone's privacy.

If they can use this data to find useful new drugs, then it would probably be a net benefit to humanity.
I don't know how anonymized it is. The feds have used it a couple of times to track down criminals.
Separate issue though. It would be trivial to anonymize the data before giving it to the pharmaceutical company. And, for their purposes, that's probably how they would prefer it.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:58 pm

I wonder how this comports with the increasing accusations of DNA testing outfits giving phony baloney results?

Or do they give the real results to Big PharmaTM ? :notsure:
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Post by ed » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:30 pm

And we know who's behind it, don't we?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:35 pm

ed wrote:
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And we know who's behind it, don't we?
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Re: Monetizing yer DNA

Post by Witness » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:21 am

Pyrrho wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:37 pm

And health insurance companies will design new contracts, "adapted" to your DNA. :twisted:

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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:51 am

Another aspect of DNA tests: sometimes people learn something shocking about themselves.

Suppose you were raised in a family of 4 siblings, and you take one of these DNA tests only to discover that you are actually only a half sibling to your other siblings! :shock:

This happens to people.

When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:09 am

Unless you're heir to the throne or something, why give a shit?
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Post by Bruce » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:50 am

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Took a DNA test and learned that not only were they siblings, but they were also the children of Michael Jackson. :o
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Re: Monetizing yer DNA

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:16 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Unless you're heir to the throne or something, why give a shit?
Good point. Some people would probably see it that way. Maybe this woman was upset by the implications about her parents marriage, or that she was a product of her mother's illicit affair? You know, typical Victorian morality hang-ups. It doesn't say but I get the feeling that this is a religious woman.
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Re: Monetizing yer DNA

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:17 pm

Bruce wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:50 am
Took a DNA test and learned that not only were they siblings, but they were also the children of Michael Jackson. :o
Maybe this reveals my own ignorance, but should I recognize those faces?
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Post by Bruce » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:06 pm

They are the children of:
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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:19 am

Oh, I see. The part about them learning this through a DNA test was a joke though, right?

In fact, I wonder what a DNA test would actually show. Their mother is Lisa Maria Presley, right?

Do they identify as African American?
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How can you recognize them without the blanket?

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Post by Pyrrho » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:18 pm

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... en/583249/
A story began to emerge from the DNA, but it contradicted the one Cline had told his patients. He’d said the donors he used were medical residents. He’d said he used each donor for only three successful pregnancies. But 23andMe showed that he’d used one donor at least eight times, and the birth years of the resulting children ranged from 1979 to 1986. Medical residencies last only a few years. What resident would be around to donate sperm for that entire seven-year period?

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Cline has admitted to using his own sperm about 50 times, which is about the number of children who have been identified through DNA. More may be out there, though—DNA testing is common but nowhere near ubiquitous.
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Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:16 pm

This is not the first time that has happened to my recollection.

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Re: Monetizing yer DNA

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:08 am

Yeah somewhere in that article a guy is quoted as saying that the practice was not uncommon.
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