With the potential in ancestry companies to turn their tools into family history gathering machines we are now seeing a big shift in focus from merely ancestry to ancestry AND medical history. One great tool that is coming comes from a website calledItRunsInMyFamily.com
Family History: Can track an unlimited number of diseases. Any disease that has an inherited or genetic component can be listed on a family health history.
Genetic Tests: ~1,000clinically relevantgenetic tests available today. Most are for single-gene disorders, few adequate genetic tests are available for multi-factorial diseases. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing services (# of diseases): 23andMe (26), deCODEme (35), Navigenics (23), Myriad BRCA (2).