DNA Applications In Medicine
DNA technology is an exciting field nowadays. This is the analysis and manipulation of genetics or DNA material, and scientists are using DNA technology for a vast array of functions and products. A significant part of DNA technology is cloning; that’s the process of earning multiple identical copies of a gene. Cloning can bring to mind exciting sci-fi movies. But cloning gives us vaccines, pest-resistant plants, heart attack treatments as well as entirely new organisms.
DNA technology has also had a significant influence on the agriculture, pharmaceutical industry, disease treatment. And even in crime scene analyses. Let’s take a more profound look at the consequences of DNA technology on our world and the applications of this critical area of study.… Continue Reading
It’s on the rise that most health providers are likely to ask you about your knowledge about genetic tests. This happens when you make an early prenatal visit.
The test seeks to obtain the genetic information of your family or the one of your partner’s information. However, some partners find it wise to undergo this test before conception.
There are two main types of tests that help answer questions about you and your partner’s structure of genes. Remember, each test bears its risks, benefits, and shortcomings. The two tests are screening tests and diagnostic tests.… Continue Reading
Silicon Valley sensation 23andMe, a genetic testing company that used to provide ancestry and health related data to consumers, is set to resume to provide this health related trait information again. Back in November of 2013, the Food and Drug Administration had stopped them from providing the health data due to potential false positives, so now two years later they are gearing up to sell their new test kits.
After the FDA stopped them, the company was able to continue to offer ancestry information based on genetic data only, however 23andMe was not allowed to provide any data on non-medical traits like the color of a person’s eye, the composition of the earwax, or whether a person could have a intolerance to lactose.
23andMe … Continue Reading