What is Genetic Testing
The human genome is a string of over 3 billion chemical letters that spell out every inherited trait. Although the letters of all our genomes are virtually identical and have little variation, more and more frequently, nature gets a letter wrong, similar to a typo. Scientists call these genetic misspellings SNPs (snips), or single nucleotide polymorphisms, which occur as variations at a single site in DNA. In fact, an SNP is the most frequent variation in the human genome with about 5-10 million of them. Although not all of these disparities contribute to disease. Scientists are now using them to diagnose medical disorders, craft superior medications, and tailor treatment regimens that circumvent such mutations.
Most would agree that it is important to address all of the contributing factors that lead to disease. Yet how do we manage the interplay between genes, environmental triggers, and infectious disease? One definitive way is to evaluate the genetic contribution of disease with advanced technologies. Genetic testing offers a way to evaluate and address the inherited components of multifactorial disease.
For the first time in history, we are able to provide personalized medical care and disease prevention based on your genetics. This opens many exciting opportunity for those who seek to live healthier lives and to avoid disease. We do not want to merely treat symptoms, instead we want to avoid the symptoms. We look forward to sharing this extraordinary path to life with you.