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October 17, 2020
Comparing The Different Types Of Genetic Tests: A Complete Guide

There are many different types of genetic tests that are used for a range of applications, from ancestry analysis to diagnosing clinical conditions like Alzheimer’s. The type of genetic test to be performed is based on your reason for testing. Each type of test differs in the information it can provide, the amount of data […]

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October 14, 2020
Understanding The Limitations Of 23andMe Reports - What Is Not included?

Besides ancestry, 23andme also provides Health and wellness reports and traits. You can find a list of Health and wellness traits here. The term “reports” is sometimes interchangeably used with DNA raw data or data.  But first, read the disclaimer. All non-clinical DNA tests and reports, whether from 23andme or other companies, come with strong […]

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September 30, 2020
Important Things To Know About Your Consumer Genetic Reports

Recently, DTC genetic tests have become very popular due to a combination of reasons: 1. Decreasing costs of genetic tests The cost of genetic testing in general has been decreasing primarily due to technological advancements and increasing consumer demand. 2. Increased interest in proactive self-care Over the last few years, the self-testing trend has gained […]

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August 7, 2020
COVID-19 Genetic Report: Do Your Genes Put You At A Risk?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of this novel Coronavirus as a Global pandemic on 12th March 2020. Caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV), this is the deadliest pandemic the world has seen since the Spanish influenza of 1918. As of July 2020, COVID-19 is still continuing its fateful […]

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July 27, 2020
7 Reasons To Start Focusing On Building Your Aerobic Capacity

Regardless of what your fitness goals may be, aerobic capacity is an important metric to focus on. It determines how well your body can utilize oxygen. Simply put, the better the aerobic capacity, the longer you will be able to sustain exercises. Aerobic training not only helps achieve peak fitness but also improves cardiac health […]

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July 20, 2020
5 Things About Entrepreneurship Potential That B Schools Don't Teach

Ever wondered how some people run multi-million dollar companies along with a gazillion other philanthropic work? Read on to understand more about entrepreneurship potential and the debate about its source of origin.  Who is an entrepreneur? From selling cupcakes to running a multi-million dollar biggie, entrepreneurs form a diverse spectrum. Any business idea, transformed into […]

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July 17, 2020
Increased Zinc Intake Can Put You At A Risk For Copper Deficiency

Our body is fueled everyday by different nutrients – some that are required in larger quantities while others in lesser, and few in traces amounts. Some nutrients form structural components of our cells whereas, there are others that participate or regulate various functions and processes in the body. One such trace mineral, and an essential […]

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July 6, 2020
The Truth About Glycogen Storage Disease In Less Than 9 Minutes

Ever wondered how going off carbs for a couple of days almost always shows instant results? Thank all the glycogen stored in your body. But some people have trouble storing this entity as we do, disrupting their chance to live a typical life. Let’s peak into what actually happens with Glycogen Storage Disease.  Metabolism is […]

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June 30, 2020
APOA2 and Saturated Fats: Optimizing Your Ketogenic Diet

Our genes are a template for how our bodies work. Most people on keto diets tend to consume a high amount of saturated fats. The diet works only when the stored fat is properly broken down and used for energy. Certain variants of the APOA2 gene tend to interfere with this saturated fats metabolism and […]

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June 29, 2020
Hypertension: A Common Comorbidity of COVID-19: Check Your Risk With 23andMe Raw Data

25% to 50% of people who reported to hospitals in China with coronavirus in December 2019, had hypertension or other comorbidities like diabetes, cancer, or heart conditions. In Italy, 75% of COVID-related deaths included hypertensives. Hypertension and severe COVID symptoms have a genetic connection. But how interlinked are they? Read on to find out more! Introduction […]

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