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Study Says Motion Sickness Is in the Genes Options
Daemon
Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM
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Study Says Motion Sickness Is in the Genes

If you feel an unpleasant queasiness while traveling in a car or boat, it could be genetic, according to a recent study by personal genomics company 23andMe. Using genetic data from more than 80,000 of its customers, 23andMe was able to link motion sickness to 35 genetic factors—many of which are involved in the nervous system, balance, and eye and ear development. However, having these gene variants does not guarantee that one will experience motion sickness. Research also showed that those who suffer from motion sickness are more likely to develop vertigo and migraines. More...
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Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 10:48:51 AM

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Interesting finding. I used to have motion sickness when I was a kid, but when I grow up I don't have that anymore. I go sailing all the times. So, does it mean my genes have changed? Another b.s. research.
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so true
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 1:01:54 PM

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This article read more like an infomercial.
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Now I know from where I get my car sickness.
Barnacle Barney Bill
Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 3:15:43 PM

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Motion sickness feels really horrible. You can feel blessed if you have never had the misfortune to experienced it.
thar
Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 4:12:59 PM

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not genetic in my family. Generations of sailors sailing around the world in merchant ships, and none of my siblings suffer, but I get seasick on boats, and even on coaches and buses. I don't feel too bad, I just throw up. Fine on a boat when you can go on deck. Or on a bus when you can convince the driver to let you off. Not so great in a coach....

....and don't get me started on pendolino trains (I am fine on normal trains, no problems). But tilting ones -once only, never again. No windows to get a blast of cold air, and just vile to travel in, while trying to meditate yourself not to throw up Sick
Dr WWWW
Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 5:08:33 PM

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A bit about the company, 23andMe, responsible for the study:

See an article from Scientific American, Nov. 27. 2013 by Charles Seife titled: 23andMe Is Terrifying, but Not for the Reasons the FDA Thinks. The genetic-testing company's real goal is to hoard your personal data.
{I guess the title gives the story away]

The author's contention is that the genetic information and accompanying data provided by the person tested will be shared, as are your personal browsing habits by Google, for "monetizing" the company.
thar
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Didn't that company get banned from doing genetic testing directly by post, because of the lack of counselling if you do it that way?
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