HOW THE MICROBIOME WILL LEAD A REVOLUTION IN THE CONSUMERIZATION OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE AND DIET

The human microbiome — meaning all of our microbes’ genes — will reshape theconsumerization of personalized medicine and diet. Following the human genome project, technological advancements have brought us much closer to acute precision in disease diagnosis and treatment. How will microbiomes reshape what we eat? Earlier this year, two researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science published the results of a study from the Personalized Nutrition Project that looks […]

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10 Things Exome Sequencing Can t Do-but Why It s Still Powerful

Sequencing of the exome – the protein-encoding parts of all the genes – is beginning to dominate the genetics journals as well as headlines, thanks to its ability to diagnose the formerly undiagnosable. The 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting honored the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel’s coverage of a 4-year-old whose intestinal disorder was finally diagnosed […]

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Dante Labs Review: Second Part

Some weeks ago, I bought a Dante Labs Whole Exome Genetic testing. (click here for the first part of the review). Finally I received my results: Dante Labs sent me an e-mail with the instructions to download the report. I like to think to myself as a rational person, however the moment of the clicking […]

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We tried 23andMe’s genetic test, and there’s so much you can learn about yourself from a small vial of spit

I am often confounded by the realities of 2016. We have apps that can get you food in minutes, Star Wars films that look more realistic than ever before, and access to the endless expanse of human knowledge that is the World Wide Web. But of all the signals that have forced me to acknowledge […]

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Spit Could Provide Clues to Brain Health

New research suggests that salivary molecules hold potential as realistic diagnostic biomarkers in a bid to tackle Alzheimer’s disease.The study carried out by investigators at the Beaumont Research Institute and published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, reveals that spit could potentially provide clues to the future of brain health. Currently, Alzheimer’s has no cure, […]

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Outsmart your genes

Dr. Colby’s vision can be summarized in three words – PREDICT, PREVENT, PREVAIL. If science can predict the diseases for which you and your loved ones are at increased risk, we can take action to try to prevent them even before they arise. And if we can prevent disease, we prevail. Genetic technology now makes […]

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Rare feline genetic disorders identified through whole genome sequencing at MU

Whole genome sequencing (WGS), which is the process of determining an organism’s complete DNA sequence, can be used to identify DNA anomalies that cause disease. Identifying disease-causing DNA abnormalities allows clinicians to better predict an effective course of treatment for the patient. Now, in a series of recent studies, scientists at the University of Missouri […]

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