Posts tagged health
Understanding how your blood clots, genetically, can save you or a loved one’s life.

A DVT is a blood clot that forms deep within the veins of your body, typically your legs. This type of clot will typically go asymptomatic – unknown and undetected for some period of time. Sequencing your clotting factor genes may help you prevent a deadly blood clot. Learn how the PhosphorusONE test can help you to better understand and mitigate your risk of developing a Deep Venous Thromboembolism (DVT) – a type of deadly blood clot.

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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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The Truth About the “Gluten Gene”

More and more, we hear about “gluten free diets” or “gluten free options” on a menu. While there are many fad diets, when it comes to gluten, this one is firmly based in health and science. According to a recent study, the diagnosis of Celiac Disease has increased alongside the mortality rates. Making matters even more concerning is roughly 3 million Americans who believed they didn’t have a gluten allergy, in fact, did. Not knowing you have this condition can impact your health, more than you may even realize.

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Genetics and sports medicine: this cardio-genetic test may save your life.

Sudden Unexpected Death (SUD) is characterized by just that: an otherwise healthy individual suddenly dies, due to an undiagnosed or often undiscovered medical issue. In the United States, more than 400,000 people die each year of SUD. 

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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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