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 […]Read more "Dante Labs Review: Second Part"
There was no shortage of excitement (some might call it hype) about genomics and personalised healthcare in 2016, but for the vast majority of patients, the benefits of genomics remained tantalizingly out of reach. I have been wondering whether there are reasons to be more optimistic for 2017? Could this be the year that ‘patient […]Read more "Will 2017 be the year when genomic medicine becomes business as usual?"
Next generation sequencing (NGS), often referred to as massively parallel sequencing or deep sequencing, refers to a DNA sequencing technology that enables sequencing of millions of small DNA fragments in unison. This generates a massive pool of data and NGS has revolutionized genomic research studies. The data created can reach gigabytes in size (the equivalent […]Read more "History of Next Generation Sequencing"
Perfect DNA is a novel that uses Dr. Manuel Corpas’ own experiences and expertise as genome scientist to begin exploring some challenging genetic issues. The idea is to show how the genome technology is going to affect healthcare in the mid 2030’s. The main protagonist is John Malcolm, a forty-something accountant based in London. The […]Read more "The true character is the future in Manuel Corpas’ “Perfect DNA”"
Our bodies have a wonderful collection of genes and chromosomes that make up our very own distinct DNA in each of us. Our DNA is like a fingerprint; it’s only unique to you and no one else’s matches yours. Yes there are heriditary sequencing from our parents and family but that’s only a part of […]Read more "Our DNA Heritage and Our Health"
A growing understanding of human genetics holds the promise to dramatically change healthcare through customized preventative care and treatments. Our health dictated by our genetics: The percentage of our health dictated by our genetics and the faction by behavior and environment depends on individual diseases. Some diseases are entirely genetic and they are called 100 […]Read more "3 reasons why genetics will dramatically change healthcare in the near future."