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A Bit of a Debacle

DecodeMe recently announced that 23andMe customers could migrate their data to the Decode analysis platform for free. However, Peter Aldhous at the New Scientist's Short Sharp Science blog says the platform has given "mangled" analyses. From his 23andMe data, the DecodeMe analysis told Aldhous had a 40 percent risk of developing Alzheimer's disease during his life. However, his own Decode data puts his risk at about 14 percent.

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