Why inherited diseases occur? Risk of common inherited diseases like cancer, heart disease, and autism are determined by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It’s not just DNA that is a contributing factor – diet, lifestyle, physical activity, and exposure to toxins play a role too. Occasionally, a risk factor is erroneously attributed to…

What is Colon Cancer? Colon cancer (also known as colorectal cancer (CRC), bowel cancer, or rectal cancer) is a type of cancer that affects the stomach and bowels and is the third most diagnosed cancer in both men and women alike. Colon cancer is primarily caused by lifestyle, being more common in developed countries, and…

“Why didn’t the $99 DNA test reveal the reasons for the high incidence of colon cancer in my family?” We were recently asked this question from a woman who had paid for a popular DNA test for her entire family and did not get the answer to her question. There are many genetic and genomic…

What’s involved in IVF Infertility treatments involving fertility drugs and management of eggs, sperm, and embryos outside of the human body are called Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most common type of ART. IVF has a relatively short history. It started in 1978, with the birth of Louise Brown, the…

Does a Father’s Age Determine a Child’s Risk of Autism? The causes of autism are quite complicated, as it is determined on a case-by-case basis. Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that is most commonly associated with problems with communication, social interactions, as well as with repetitive interests and activities. The signs of autism usually…

Fertility problems in women is unfortunately too common of an issue that many people struggle with. However, it may not always be clear whether your experience is just a natural part of the process, or whether it is time to seek treatment from a fertility specialist. How to know when to seek treatment from a…

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