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So who here actually has done genetic testing?

My wife and I did the simpler Jewish disease testing a few years ago. I think this blood test screen for four or five genetic disease markers. As I understand it, screening for all 40 (or whatever the article said) diseases is very difficult because of differences in the genetic forms of these diseases.

My wife got pretty upset with me for wanting to find out this information (especially as we had one child already), but strangely enough, her OB/GYN (who is not Jewish) said that I had a good point and encouraged the testing. Fortunately, we both tested negative. (The negative outcome is almost easier for me because I am half Sephardic and half Ashkenazi.)

I have always wanted to get the more detailed DNA test, but somehow it has never been a "budgeted" item. Hmmm, another reason to make money in the markets, just to afford this sort of thing.

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