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What is Pharmacogenomic Testing?

What is Pharmacogenomic Testing?

Pharmacogenetics or pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes play a role in the body's response to particular medications. Genes, which are segments of DNA inherited from your parents, contain information that dictates some of your unique traits, such as eye color,...

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Sharks, Genetics, and a Cure for Cancer

Sharks, Genetics, and a Cure for Cancer

The ocean's most vicious predator may soon hold the cure to one of man’s most vicious predators - cancer. It may sound like something out of a low-budget sci-fi movie, but researchers at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) have made some fascinating discoveries. The...

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Genetics and a Potential Cure for Sickle Cell Anemia

Genetics and a Potential Cure for Sickle Cell Anemia

Since before the time of Watson and Crick, humanity has dreamed of a day when the phrase “incurable” no longer applies to disease. Nearly twenty years ago, after the successful mapping of the human genome, it felt like we had taken a giant leap toward making that...

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Cancer Genomics and Early Detection

Cancer Genomics and Early Detection

Do you know how your genes play a role in the development of cancer? Below is a great video to learn more about cancer genomics and how genetic screening can be helpful in early detection. Cancer has many causes - environmental, lifestyle, aging, hereditary, and...

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3 Ways Genetic Testing is Changing Health Today

3 Ways Genetic Testing is Changing Health Today

As technology makes new forms of medical testing and healthcare prevention more accessible to people today, we are looking at the benefits of genetic testing when it comes to knowing your makeup and potential risks. We all have unique sequencing of genes in our...

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I Took a Genetic Test for Medical Predispositions

I Took a Genetic Test for Medical Predispositions

Let’s be honest. Taking a genetic test that could tell you your potential predispositions for specific medical conditions can be frightening. Cue the what-ifs, and worst-case scenarios that are moving through your head. But here is what I will tell you, from my...

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