November 22, 2020 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #1921986ujmParticipant
Does anyone have any opinions to share regarding the idea of taking a private DNA test offered by various services such as 23andMe, Ancestry, MyHeritage, etc. that are designed to help predict health information, genealogical family relations and other purposes.November 22, 2020 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #1922079opinionated-2Participant
Is it a lack of bitachon to predict health information? I would ask a Rav.
As far as family relations I think it’s cool to know your ancient relativesNovember 22, 2020 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #1922180GoldilocksParticipant
Is there a specific reason why you need this information?
Or would you be doing this purely out of curiosity?
If your motive is curiosity, it’s not a good idea. You may not like the answers you get.November 23, 2020 12:36 am at 12:36 am #1922187ytvalumniParticipant
Goldilocks, do you say that out of your experience or from knowing someone who experienced what you describe? By nochrim what you imply could surely be the case but by yehudim that would be exceedingly rare.November 23, 2020 8:56 am at 8:56 am #1922269GoldilocksParticipant
I’m not speaking from anyone’s experience, just from common sense.
But now that you mention it, I remember reading about a non-jew who did such a test and found out that one of his grandparents had been accidentally switched with another baby when they were born.
What makes you think that such a story can’t happen to a kew?November 23, 2020 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm #1922349BostonerParticipant
Sadly, there was a case of a Jewish baby in the Bronx in the early 1900s who was accidentally switched with an Irish baby at the hospital and raised as a catholic. The family only found out recently due to the genetic testing of a grandchild.December 5, 2020 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm #1926082ytvalumniParticipant
Goldilocks – Switched at birth is an extremely rare occurrence. Most births occurred outside of hospitals until relatively recently. And hospitals have had extremely good identification of babies for almost as long as most births started occurring in hospitals.
That’s like being worried about being striked by lightning during a drizzle. Surely something else must be concerning you.December 6, 2020 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #1926334hujuParticipant
Is your opening post intended to enable you to read a bunch of bubbameintzers, or do you want helpful medical information. If the former, you have come to the right place; if the latter, call your doctor.
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