It appears that the medical-industrial complex has finally ordered its flunkies in government to stop people from knowing about their own DNA.
The FDA thinks that your genes are none of your business. They belong to the corporations that charge by far the highest healthcare costs in the world.
The FDA ordered to immediately stop selling their saliva testing kits. And why? They say it's because it could lead people to seek out the wrong medical treatments.
The medical industrial complex works like movie theaters -- they can't charge $5 for a bag of popcorn if you bring your own. The medical industrial complex can double their prices only if they have a monopoly on healthcare. The FDA's 23andMe crackdown is part of a larger effort by the government to eliminate alternatives to America's family-crushing, economy-destroying healthcare costs.
The last thing the medical industrial complex wants is informed citizens with insights into their own genetic information. You're supposed to be a dumb consumer of medical services, blindly obeying your doctor (who has been pressured and paid off by the drug and medical equipment companies to maximize costs).
You'll notice the FDA is doing nothing about the looming antibiotics disaster or the 100,000 Americans who die each year from prescription drugs. Those are highly profitable for the industry.
But allowing people to know about their own health? This is what the FDA thinks demands urgent action.
If the FDA were honestly concerned about the threat of wrong treatment, they would have instead banned from revealing or sharing information about the specific diseases they claim to be concerned about, and allow the company to offer results on both the majority of the information they share about disease, and also information about ancestry.
What they clearly want instead is to financially cripple companies that are informing people about their own health. You can NOT bring your own popcorn into this theater.
I've been a long time reader of John Nack blog. He has been my face to Adobe. I'm thrilled that he is moving to Google. I hope he can make Google a great photo edition company. He would not leave Adobe unless he has the opportunity to make a major impact on cloud based photo editing. Good move Google!
Also see; http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57618249-93/adobe-photoshop-honcho-takes-over-google-photo-editing/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title
Installing software seems so outdated. Being able to move from phone, table, laptop and desktop with all my data accessible is a great feeling.
I feel that Adobe has the best design programs for professionals who work on powerful desktops all day. But that's 1% of computer users. let me know how CC works out for you.
So it might not seem like the most exciting question on the statewide ballot. But this is about combating a major source of pollution – and protecting our health.
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