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At ThinkGene, Andrew reviews both his 23andMe service and the deCODEme Genome Browser. Andrew praises 23andMe's clean and clear web interface, but he was disappointed that his test results weren't that useful and that he didn't really feel that he was part of an "elite genetic social club." He then took a look at deCODEme's browser, which he says can zoom from a chromosome down to a gene, but wonders what use that is to a consumer.

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