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  Reply # 1940015 16-Jan-2018 17:21
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IANAL but I had a quick look at my policy and it didn't throw up any red flags.

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Reply # 1940040 16-Jan-2018 17:37
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Did my DNA test with Ancestry a while ago.  Have also got my Mum and brother to do theirs. I have also uploaded to GEDmatch to link to more family members who do DNA tests through other genealogy sites. Have met one third cousin that I had never met before and also been in touch with others overseas.  Learning so much about my Dad's family I didn't know about.

 

Genealogy can be very addictive.  :)

 

Re Health Insurance - Ancestry doesn't do genetic medical issues.  However I was part of some research in 2016 where they did a blood test to look for gene matches for a certain medical condition.  In the questionnaire I had to complete as part of the research I was asked if I wanted to know about any other genetic health issues that might show up but they warned me if there were any I might have to declare this information to any health insurer.  I decided I didn't want to know anything further.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1940047 16-Jan-2018 17:55
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Wouldn't the health insurance issue only apply to taking out a new policy?





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  Reply # 1940054 16-Jan-2018 18:05
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kiwifidget:

 

Wouldn't the health insurance issue only apply to taking out a new policy?

 

 

 

 

Yes and No.  I guess it means checking your policy very, very carefully and any changes in that policy in the future. DNA tests are becoming more common and more sophisticated.

 

 


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  Reply # 1941530 17-Jan-2018 13:53
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  Reply # 1944245 21-Jan-2018 02:07
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My wife and I are doing the Living DNA out of the UK, which I 'think' is linked to Ancestry.co.uk which may be linked to Ancestry the rest of the world.  It's my wife who is into it all and organises it.  The whole package is expensive at over NZ$200, but that gives you HEAPs of data.  My wife did hers ages ago, but I am waiting results.  I had notification that they had received the samples a week ago.  The kit comes from England, and takes a week to get to NZ. 

 

I also paid for a kit for my mum who is coming up to 90.  I ordered her's and mine at the same time, and she has had hers for a couple of weeks now.  My mum's result was interesting.  All the others we have seen have the expected spread of regional backgrounds, but my mum's was predominantly Welsh!  My wife had done her family tree, and was expecting that.

 

If you order the book, that takes much longer than the emailed results, so because my mum is still waiting for the book, we did a printed summery and sent it to her. My wife would kill me to death if I shared the medical stuff, but I can't see any harm in the location background

 

 

The health stuff is staggering.  The PDF they send has thousands of lines, most of which are either not interesting, or completely blank.  That still leaves hundreds of interesting content.  They give you a score for each pointer.  1 is OK, 2 not quite so OK, and 3 is a you are going to get this.  The score goes on up to 10, but you don't see many 10s because they all died already. wink  All the pointers we have seen for various family members have been 100% spot on, so you need to take them seriously, but you get a chance to change your lifestyle if it would make a difference.  I didn't know any of this when my wife talked me into doing it, and was more than a bit taken aback when she said that 'perhaps she should look at my results before I do, in case there is any bad stuff'.   I'm 68 and overweight, and feel like shite every morning because of meds I take for a chronic back problem.  I might share the interesting bits here when I get the results, as long asd they tell me I have the time left to write out the post.

 

BTW  My mum's health DNA was excellent.





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  Reply # 1944504 21-Jan-2018 21:20
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I have been tested by FTDNA and uploaded to My Heritage and Gedmatch. Did Y test first then Autosomal. Trying to get a link back to the US, probably the whaling area in Massachusetts (GG Grandfather was an American whaler).

 

 

Getting an Ancestry test processed now.

 

 

Can't say I am keen on the medical one, though, Trevor! I already know that I am a carrier for two not good things.

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