Genetics 101 Blog

From the time we are born, millions of bacteria set up home in and on our body with the largest contingent living in the coils of our intestines. For every human cell intrinsic to our body we have about 10 resident bacteria, most of them harmless, many useful and only in a tiny number of…

Pregnancy preparation is just as an important step to becoming pregnant as the conception itself. In the tips below, we will discuss: How to prepare your body to be ready to conceive a child How to become more fertile How to avoid preventable genetic disorders If you are planning to have a child in the…

Nowadays it seems like everyone is talking about gluten, and this previously obscure protein has become public enemy number one. From celebrities to best-selling authors, advocates of a gluten free diet are insisting that gluten is poison for our bodies and that it is the root cause of many disorders that plague Western societies. Whether…

A typical cancerous tumour contains millions of cells with genetic mutations which induce the cells to proliferate and invade the local tissue. As the cells multiply, some are shed from the tumour and swept away by the bloodstream or lymphatic system. These circulating tumour cells (CTCs) can remain loose in circulation, cluster together or lodge…

Genetic testing for cancer susceptibility saves lives as well as costs for the healthcare system. Patients with genetic predispositions to cancer may benefit from earlier and more frequent monitoring and/or preventative treatments. Multiple genetic variants explain up to 50% of breast cancers in particular, the mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes for explain about…

Statins have long being used for reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly in obese and Type 2 Diabetes patients. Clinical trials have demonstrated the positive role of statins in risk reduction that extended well beyond the associated reduction of cholesterol levels, therefore, many physicians…

Genetic alterations are important diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive biologic markers in cancer and can help tailor individual cancer treatment. Researchers in the field of cancer genetics have been studying genetic alterations in tumour tissues to categorize cancer by gene mutations to facilitate development of personalized cancer therapies. Here is an summary of two research papers…

Decision to Smoke The future look into potential genetic treatment to quit smoking and some interesting HR policies Smokers have been broadly criticized for polluting the air around them with second hand smoke and now seeds of discussion are being planted around the implications of hiring smokers. But where does one’s desire to smoke come…

Is it possible to prevent pediatric diseases?

Chronic pain is not only debilitating and horrible consequence of chronic diseases, trauma, but is also inevitable consequence of medical treatments. Chronic pain is refractory to most of the treatments, but we believe that genetics of pain and pharmacogenetics can substantially improve pain management. In many cases chronic pain arises due to neural trauma during…

Cancers are named for the tissue they originate from not the mutations which are causing and affecting the behaviour of the malignancies. That may be about to change. Cancers may soon be identified by a vocabulary which identifies the mutated gene causing the cell to become cancerous. An example, the mutation ‘BRAF V600E’ indicates a…

My name is Sim and I am a member of the Geneyouin team. I support the initiative of gaining knowledge of personal genetics to optimize medication type and dosage, ultimately improving the standard of health care delivered uniquely to a patient. I am going to time travel back into my childhood to a moment that…

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