Almost every living organism in the world has deoxyribonucleic acid, commonly known as DNA. This is a molecule that is responsible for carrying a cell’s genetic information and hereditary characteristics. DNA may also carry the genetic information of some viruses.
The genetic information that DNA carries is used in processes such as growth, development, function, and reproduction. DNA is comprised of distinct parts such as genes which are the regions of the DNA responsible for controlling/influencing physical characteristics, development, and growth.
Given the importance of DNA in carrying genetic information, it comes as no surprise that one of the most common questions surrounding DNA is whether or not it can help to predict an individual’s future. This article seeks to answer this question using current … Continue Reading
Genetic testing has come a long way in recent years. The sophistication of the tests and the range of options mean that we can now understand so much more about our bodies and personalities.
Cutting edge testing provides detailed results on genetic markers for ancestry, H, and other deep-rooted traits.
The old DNA parentage test can seem basic by comparison. This is why development of DIY, over the counter testing kits, is so exciting. It seems like the next logical step for instant results. However, there are still concerns over its application and reliability.… Continue Reading
DNA Tests For Depression
In this new Millenium, DNA research has proven itself to be the best biological bold move when it comes to recapping health complications. In the continuing research to unravel the mysteries of depression, there has been the promise of a breakthrough, attributed in part to the hugely popular DNA test, which is being conducted for the first time, outside a medical facility.
Too many people who suffer from depression, effective treatment is often like a wild goose chase. Twenty to thirty percent of sufferers fail to respond to the initial dose of antidepressants that they receive. So they take another dose, and possibly another.
The concept of personalized medication is a medical procedure that charts patients into groups with medical practices, … Continue Reading