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But we are all X-Men!

You Are Not My Genetic Counselor, But Neither Are Any of these Self-Styled Uncertified Genetic Counselors on the Internet. The latest fad/quackwatch for desperate parents and patients dealing with autism spectrum disorders or chronic illness seems to be running raw data from consumer genetics testing through an app (or paying hundreds of dollars more for a "nutrigenomics" panel) to check for polymorphisms. Consumers get back lists (helpfully color-coded like traffic lights) of normal, heterozygous, and homozygous gene pairs, but how common are these variations to begin with (setting aside how often they are actually expressed as illness)? [more inside]
posted by blue suede stockings on Mar 19, 2014 - 3 answers

Blood work: how do I normalize values over time between different labs?

How do I normalize similar values from multiple medical tests with different reference ranges? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Nov 30, 2013 - 7 answers

Why does my uterus hate me?

How common is light bleeding a few days after your period ends? Should I be concerned? TMI below the fold. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jun 6, 2013 - 16 answers

DVT into PE

DVT developing into PE: % chance? What would happen? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Apr 18, 2012 - 10 answers

How many more blood donations would it take in the United States per year to end blood shortages?

How many more blood donations would it take in the United States per year to end blood shortages? [more inside]
posted by effugas on Jun 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Who knows my blood type?

Who knows my blood type? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Sep 24, 2008 - 17 answers

How to make bloodwork painless?

Getting Blood Drawn- Getting a Shot- Do you find it painful? any tricks? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Jun 20, 2006 - 56 answers

Why were they so leechy-keen?

While reading this excellent thread, an interesting question popped into my mind - why was bloodletting so popular for so long when it so obviously doesn't work? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 23, 2005 - 27 answers

Not-fainting?

Fainting spells: health concern or potential parlor trick? [more on the floor]
posted by ellanea on Jul 8, 2005 - 17 answers

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