Genealogists use DNA information to help identify ancestral information. However, our uses of this new technology are minuscule compared to the studies of the medical community. One company well-known in genealogy circles, 23 and Me, is doing both. Anne Wojcicki, chief executive of genetics firm 23andMe, says that her company has been able to find a way to attack a rare form of Parkinson’s disease that her husband, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, is susceptible to. The genetics information collected from volunteer subjects has yielded some useful information about diseases and our genetic predisposition for getting them.
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