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MGMolly (@Erinmfs)

Tapestry Results are In, What is your story?

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@colleenyoung

I'm tagging members @dazlin @suzanne2 @gator1 @blundquist @mollyv @mpeters @dsisko @johnbishop @tjgisewhite @birchlaker @ess77 @paula3166 @erober80 who are talking about Tapestry here:

– Anyone participating in the Tapestry DNA TEST? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-participating-in-the-tapestry-dna-test/

@Erinmfs, what, if anything, will change for you as a result of having this information?

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My results explained why I had so much trouble at high altitudes. It didn’t add any knowledge about my health because I was already tested for common causes of cancer. It feels good to do something to help advance science.

Thanks for the reminder Colleen. I received my results a month or so ago and the Tapestry DNA Study did not find any DNA variants that would increase my risk for the three conditions covered by this test – Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC), Lynch syndrome (LS) and Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The ancestry part was interesting and was much more detailed with the breakdown than 2 previous ones I had including the free Genes For Good (https://genesforgood.sph.umich.edu/) and the Mayo Clinic GeneGuide. The others pretty much said I was 99% European ancestry. This one had a couple of 1.7% surprises. The really interesting parts to me were the Health Traits – I already knew Cilantro is not my thing and that brought a smile on my face.

I'm a Mayo patient, my next appointment is in July. The Tapestry study says it's putting your DNA information into your electronic health record. When I joined the study at the NIH, it was a DNA study. So, now the Mayo Clinic has what the NIH has! Not sure if that's good or bad, my goal was to see what the NIH was up to. That was several years ago now that I was at the NIH. I'm glad I don't have genetic markers for those awful diseases that the study was involved with, but I have other awful geneitic markers. I hope my efforts further science!

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