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What Can Your DNA Tell You

WHAT CAN YOUR DNA CAN • TELL YOU? « WHEN YOU NEED TO KNOW At home DNA testing is a new service that has rapidly grown in popularity. Companies send a test kit to your home, you return the kit with a sample of your DNA, and results are delivered to you. KIXXIX TESTING DNA DNA testing is used primarily for two different purposes: PATERNITY TESTING GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TESTING Using a cheek swab or blood sample from Using a cheek swab test, companies can the child, mother, and father, at home determine one's genetic predisposition DNA testing offers quick, easy, and affordable paternity testing. to a variety of conditions. How does a genetic predisposition test work? The test identifies genetic markers called single nucleotide polymorphisms. Speciie genetic markers are linked How does a DNA parentage test work? to speciie diseases A PERSON HAS 46 CHROMOoSOMES FOR EXAMPLE 5-10% of breast cancer cases are due 46 23 23 to 3 genetic mutations that occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes from the mother's O egg from the O father's sperm BRCA genes are known as "tu mor suppressors." Women with mutations in these genes are 5x more likely to develop breast cancer, and 15-40x more likely to develop ovarian cancer. креrm By examining specific DNA sequences for the multiple loci in the mother, child, and father, paternity can be established. However, each year 200,000 diagnoses in America occur to women with no known famíily history of breast cancer. - Some tests use only 8 chromosomal locations, but others use 16 chromosomal identity markers for better accuracy. 87 of celiac disease cases are attributable to genetics DNA testing is the most accurate method for determining parentage. of obesity cases are attríbutable to 84 % genetics, and variations in the fto gene can directly affect one's weight In some cases, probability of paternity can be as high as 99.9999 % A G2019S mutation in the LRRK2 gene gives someone a 28% chance of developing Parkinson's discase by age 59, and a 74% chance by age 79. QUALITY ASSURED A quality home DNA kit company should provide you with a wonderful experience and information you can trust. The Genetic Testing Laboratories offer: UNPRECEDENTED ACCREDITATION: TRAINED STAFF WITH FACILITIES ENCOMPASSING A GLOBAL REACH Tests a pool of 25 diseases and conditions that are: Supported by peer reviewed scientific research PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE Validated according to ISO 17025 and CLIA requirements Still accountable for a majority of natural deaths in the industrialized world CONFIDENTIALITY GUARANTEE It is important to remember that home DNA kits can give an important snapshot of one's genetic makeup. However, these tests are just a snapshot. They are ideal for pointing to risk, but they should never be used in place of the advice of your primary care physician. SOURCES THE GENETIC LABORATORIES, INC http://wwwlivescience.com/41534 2andmedirect to connumergenetic-test-shortcomingahtml http://wwwelivescience.com/35258-genetie tests-look forseven genetie markera html http://homedna.com http://wwwgeldsa.com HTTP://FACEBOOK.COM/GGCONA HTTP://TWITTER.COM/GGCONA

What Can Your DNA Tell You

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At home DNA testing is a new service that has rapidly grown in popularity. Companies send a test kit to your home, you return the kit with a sample of your DNA, and results are delivered to you.

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