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23andme Finally Reports Celiac Risk … And Flubs It

(TL;DR: try running your raw 23andme data through Nutrahacker¬†for a more accurate report). Until 2013, I was among the 80% of Celiac sufferers in America who remain undiagnosed. So I was thrilled to read in April that 23andme had received permission from the FDA to start reporting on Celiac risk. So many people could learn… Continue reading 23andme Finally Reports Celiac Risk … And Flubs It

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Jane Austen’s Caution to Female Patients

(This piece also appears on The Mighty.) I’m reading Northanger Abbey. It is a spoof of gothic novels of Jane Austen’s time, so I suspect I’m missing a lot of the humor. To understand it better, I’ve downloaded — free — some of the novels read by Northanger Abbey’s heroine, Catherine Morland. On that magical… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Caution to Female Patients