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What Your DNA Analysis Reveals About You



Have you ever wondered what's hidden in your genes? Well, I'm not talking about whether you've inherited your grandma's green eyes, but something a little deeper.ndo.


What secrets does your DNA hold about your health?


Discovering this could be a game-changer in how you understand and treat your health. And here's why knowing your genetics matters to you.


 

But, is it safe and reliable?


The science behind Genomic Medicine, which studies our DNA, has advanced tremendously since it began developing in 1986.


Did you know that we didn't sequence DNA for the first time until 2003?


But since then, there have been many advances and improvements. Processes that used to take months are now a matter of days.


At Duponte, we want to make these processes better, and that's why we can't live without the combined work of science, technology, and innovation.


And what better way to do that than with Big Data! Matchgenica uses this vast amount of data to make our process fast, safe, and reliable. Plus, all our results are verified by expert geneticists. So you can rest assured!


Genetic tests have two main objectives:


  • Predictive Tests: To determine genetic predisposition to different diseases or how we will react to different medications.

  • Diagnostic Tests: These are requested once symptoms of a disease appear and help your doctor know exactly how to address your health or if you need any changes in your medication. An increasingly demanded practice in personalized medicine.


DNA Sampling


The first step is as simple as counting to three.


Well, maybe not that easy, but just as straightforward.


DNA sampling can be done in two ways:

  • With saliva: You only need to swab your cheeks and you're done!

  • With blood: If you're not scared of needles, the procedure is similar to a routine blood test (you can even take an additional sample for genetic analysis at that time). It's just as fast and doesn't hurt at all (Nurse's word).


Benefits of DNA study


Now, you might be thinking, "Why bother knowing something as intimate as my genetics?" Well, listen up:


  • Early disease diagnosis: Reduces uncertainty about possible hereditary diseases and treats them preventively before symptoms even appear. For example, if you have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, you know you have a higher risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, which could lead you to undergo more frequent check-ups.


  • Detection of diseases in offspring: If you're thinking of starting a family, knowing your genetics helps you understand if there's any risk of passing on certain diseases to your children. This is more relevant than ever, especially considering a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that 1 in 33 children is born with some type of genetic disorder. So, you could consider options like genetic counseling or in vitro fertilization. Prevention is always better than cure!


  • Effective Pharmacological Treatments: Have you ever had ibuprofen not work for you or a Valium leave you feeling awful the next day? Thanks to DNA study, it's possible to know which pharmacological treatments are most effective for you. Pharmacogenetics helps you avoid adverse reactions or ineffective medications and find the perfect treatment for your body. It's personalized medicine.


  • Optimize Your Habits: We all know that living a healthy life is important, but what works for one doesn't always work for another. Knowing your genetics provides information on how your body processes certain nutrients, what your tolerance to certain foods is, and what type of exercise is most beneficial for you. In other words, knowing your genetic strengths and weaknesses. This way, you can adjust your diet and exercise routine to optimize your health and well-being. That explains why your friend can have three cups and still sleep like a baby.


Ready to take the first step?


If after all this you're intrigued, it might be time to take action! Be surprised by what you discover, and who knows, it could change your life for the better!


And best of all, Duponte is here to help you. Our B2B genomic analysis services are designed to provide the highest quality in terms of accuracy and reliability. With cutting-edge technology and a team of genetics experts, we're here to offer a comfortable, fast, and safe experience in analyzing your DNA.


If you enjoyed this article and want to learn more about genetics, you might be interested in learning about DNA cloning.





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