I got good news yesterday -- my 23andMe sample has been analyzed, and the data is starting to arrive!
Only the preliminary health information has arrived, but it's interesting so far. First, they tell me that I have 3.3% Neanderthal DNA. I was predicting that THAT was going to be on the high side, because of my stocky build and unattractive profile, but I probably wouldn't have expected being in the 99th percentile....
Of the "high confidence"-quality associations, it turns out that I don't have VERY high likelihood of being predisposed to illness save in age-related macular degeneration, gallstones, lung cancer, bipolarity, and limited cutaneous type scleroderma. Since i'm a non-smoking low-carber, i'm not too worried.
Interestingly enough, some things I have minor risks for, I also have ameliorating genes for as well. Take the bipolar thing -- I have a 0.20% risk as compared to the 0.14% which is "normal." However, on the list of "decreased risk" results, I ALSO have bipolar disorder -- one reduced-risk marker, and two "typical" ones. Mercifully, there's no record of other family members having a problem with this disorder.
Predictably I have two increased-risk markers for hypothyroidism alongside three normal ones, and I have a moderately-increased (not "substantially-increased) risk on the one gene they identified for Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Looks to me as though the wrong diet is enough to epigenetically push a borderline case like me over into active hypothyroidism.
I eagerly look forward to getting the rest of my results over the next couple of weeks, and to plugging my results into the other SNP-decoding services I've heard of. But the first wave of information I've received is not bad -- i'm sure glad I did this!