Posts tagged family history
How Genetics Plays a Role in Your Heart Health

September 29th is World Heart Day. Created by the World Heart Federation, it’s a day that aims to raise global awareness around Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and strokes. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for nearly half of all noncommunicable diseases deaths making it the world’s number one killer. Therefore, World Heart Day is an opportunity for us to consider not just our current heart health but what role genetics may play in predicting if we have any propensity for heart disease or stroke in the future.

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Genetic Cancers Run in Families. Let’s Stop it this Generation.

The PhosphorusONE test looks at the most exhaustive list of genes known to cause inherited cancer syndromes. Understanding whether or not you or a loved one carries a mutation in these genes can help catch cancer before it’s too late.

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Learn How Your Genetics Can Guide Your Decisions About Your Fertility.

The PhosphorusONE test is the first genetic test that examines genes responsible for various forms of infertility and can help guide decisions on everything from egg freezing to fertility treatments.

The most recent research shows that genetic causes underpin at least 10 – 15% of the causes of infertility. Understanding earlier in life whether or not you have a genetic risk factor can help you make a more informed decision as to how, and even when you approach having a child.

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Your Own DNA Analysis: Questions to Ask Your Parents on National Parents' Day

National Parents' Day is July 28th and was established in 1994. As a genetics company, when we think of the role of a parent, we immediately think about what genetics (the good, the bad and everything in between) that you’ve inherited from your biological family. Imagine yourself as a “Family Health Historian” and you’re about to go on a life-changing exposition! We’ve created the attached you can use as a guide to a conversation or you can even email this document to whomever you’d like in your family so they can fill it out.

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