By DFK | January 24, 2013 at 09:32 AM EST | 30 comments
To continue with more 'trait' information, not provided on the 'About JES' page. There were a number of, what I will call 'disease resistance' traits. Here are the reults for JES:
Malaria resistance - not resistant
Resistance to HIV - not resistant
While JES's results indicate he is not resistant, how do think this kind of information may impact an individual if the results were noted as resistant (to malaria and/or HIV)?
Interestingly JES traveled to Ghana recently. Malaria has a major prevalence in Ghana. JES received all of the prophylactic medicine to help prevent contracting malaria and did not get the disease. If he was resistant should he have approached the prophylactic treatment differently?
Think 'broadly' here. Think about all the different types of people you know. How do you think they would use this resistance data?