Integrated Omics

Genetic Testing 101: What Parents Need to Know

Over 7,000 gene mutations have been identified that are linked to medical disorders. Many genetic conditions and diseases present a range of symptoms that can often overlap with each other. Genetic testing allows doctors to identify and diagnose a mutation and then improve the treatment plan.  Sometimes parents are wary of passing medical conditions or

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How DNA Tests Are Helping The Health Industry

Healthcare is considered as one of the fast-changing industries in today’s world. Due to the ever-increasing human population and the discovery of new illnesses, the healthcare industry should know how to provide treatment and medication that are tailored to every individual. Thankfully, the introduction of new technologies has helped medical practitioners in understanding one’s health

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What Are Stem Cells?

You have probably heard of stem cells — but do you know what they are? Stem cells are sometimes misunderstood, and their powers and uses are still not fully known to researchers. But we do know that stem cells have the potential to transform health care as we know it. Within stem cells may be

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The Pros and Cons of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Kits

Chances are you’ve encountered the advertising by now: a man is shocked to learn where his ancestors came from, or a woman discovers her predisposition to certain inherited disease. These life-altering revelations, we’re told, are thanks to DNA testing made available directly to consumers. The process is so simple, the information is so interesting, and

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