Ancestry tests are impossible

And this, from an Out of Africa theorist.

https://www.garvan.org.au/news-events/news/personal-dna-tests-in-the-spotlight

Especially more than a thousand years ago, come on. What percentage of your DNA is theirs?

One generation ago is 50%….

It should be illegal under privacy laws. You have no right to sell (and sell you do) your relative’s DNA to a company.

Professor Hayes, an expert in ancient ancestry, human origins in Africa and the impact of ancient DNA variation on modern human disease, shared her perspectives on the limitations of different types of testing and the contribution of genetic research to the accuracy of ancestry tests.

Professor Hayes says, “The clear value of these online tests is that they are creating public awareness and debate into the use of genomics as we enter an era of precision medicine, where one’s individual DNA profile will be used to inform one’s medical care.

None of those words are good.

However, the information learned from these tests is only as accurate or informative as the data available.”

learned by?

translation: They aren’t accurate.

Insurance companies want them.

So do biotech. They’re allowed to patent nature (reverse this).

This is the genetic gold rush.

There’s gold in them thar veins!

You’re all Henrietta Lacks.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/henrietta-lacks-immortal-cells-6421299/

So they can come up with a drug worth billions from your DNA and you paid them to do it.

While selling out your relatives for a bullshit questionnaire “result” page that might as well have come from Buzzfeed.

The police can access their database to place you at a crime scene (or plant your DNA at one) and juries are dumb enough to think being somewhere, alive, is the mark of a criminal. (CSI effect)

[only in rape cases, so few rapists nowadays deny any sexual acts took place, as they used to)

You’re only as smart as your dumbest, vainest relation.

They couldn’t get you to sign up to clinical trials willing, plus all the ones applying your code to would add up, so they tricked you into paying them to use you like a guinea pig.

“The majority of these tests to date interrogate no more than 0.02% of our DNA code, which includes over 6 billion ‘letters’. While this is certainly sufficient to determine direct family relatedness,

Who is your daddy?

making further assumptions on complex ancestral structure and more importantly complex diseases, raises serious concerns.”

She adds, “In a research setting our studies require a lengthy process of ethics approval, participant consent, individual de-identification, freedom for study withdraw and highest level of data security, for the very reasons and concerns raised by participants during the SBS insight DNA Surprises.”

Trends in genome scans and sources of error

Cropped link – https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13339
I’ll be honest, I’m linking this for a stupid reason.
Links to – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mec.13339
One author is called Payseur.

Things that make nerds go Ooh.

But yeah, there are tons of methodological issues with DNA tests, exhibit A.

From issue entitled: “Detecting Selection in Natural Populations: Making Sense of Genome Scans and Towards Alternative Solutions”

They’re studying ongoing human evolution, people. They’re biologists.

It isn’t like every mutation-prone cell in the world decided to play nice and stop while they play catch up.

Don’t give away something so valuable the police can’t steal it to a shady faceless corporation with ties to Israel and Google. Mmkay?

Medical ethics quiz round, rhetorical Q:

Is it really a murder if they clone your DNA?

Biologically, no.

Pathogenic cancer DNA change proven

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180627160355.htm
Study STDs. Dare ya.

“The research, published in the journal eLife, shows that the human leukemia virus (HTLV-1) acts at a large number of sites across the human genome, disrupting the regulation of tens of thousands of genes.”

One virus.

One strain, of one virus.

“HTLV-1 is thought to infect more than 10 million people around the world. The virus can be transmitted through unprotected sex, blood transfusions, and from mother to baby via breast milk.”
Harmless fun. Fuck a Thai girl, kill your baby. Who are you to judge? They aren’t hurting anyone. What the wife doesn’t know, won’t hurt her. – Satan

“They add that the findings provide new insight into how viruses like HTLV-1 can alter the structure of the human genome, which can result in diseases such as cancer.”

The wages of sin.

When will it be taught in Sex Ed?

Never ever ever ever.

Hormonal pollution affects fertility, DNA

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180629114711.htm

And it’s genetically heritable.

Coming off meds really isn’t a thing.

A lot of regretful former transsexuals will get a shock.

Nope, you can’t go back again. The body remembers.

Congratulations. You got one body and you ruined it with Frankenscience.

I would expect in a lot of post-op, post-ops, to see (if they have children) a greater risk of child cancer and genetic disease. Sexual reproduction in this species does not like competing variables like a man with chemically female signals. The organism is biologically unstable. What’s the old word? Oh yes, aberration. It is an aberration. Oldest word would be abomination.

Anyone supplementing hormones without genuine need (no, men, you don’t need fake T) is coding their DNA to be polluted. Pollution effects are naturally worst in the old (longest exposure)…. who happen to be all about magic pills.

Vanity is evil. Perverting nature causes pain.

Technically the right-wing should be all over green issues with pollution since it’s intimately connected with family and health.

Told ya so

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-05/millions-trust-ancestrycom-their-genetic-code-what-could-go-wrong

Except what I pointed out was worse.

https://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/why-would-you-hand-over-your-dna/

It’s technically illegal too, since you cannot consent on behalf of your family, and it’s their data too.

And the CSI effect can bias court cases. Random matches are possible.

Fake DNA

https://www.nature.com/articles/gim201838

False-positive results released by direct-to-consumer genetic tests highlight the importance of clinical confirmation testing for appropriate patient care

published last month

also

https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610688/up-to-40-of-results-from-consumer-dna-tests-might-be-bogus/

 They found that 40 percent of the variants noted in the raw data were false positives—that is, they indicated that a particular genetic variant was present when it wasn’t….

In eight instances, third-party interpretation services misunderstood the variants present.

Misunderstood.

They’re an angsty character in a fanfic.