Health information is difficult to gather, and with good reason. Health information is sensitive, and can change your life in positive and negative ways. On the one hand, I can see what ailments and diseases I'm prone to get, and change my lifestyle to avoid them and live a longer, better life. But on the other hand, if that information gets in the hands of my future employers, or worse, my future health insurance, then a Gattaca-style scenario could become reality.
I'm glad they're doing it, because I don't know who else could.
Here's what came in the kit today. I am sending it off later today, and am waiting eagerly for the results.
And just for fun, here's what it's like to do a spit kit, courtesy of my friend @jensmccabe.