DIY – Genomic testing with Vitagene

Personal genomic testing may have the potential to help each of us maximize our wellbeing by finding the right foods and supplements, as well as helping us to find our optimal approach to alignment and exercise. As a curious biohacker…

The Role of Big Data in Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Genomics Part 2

Human Genome: Then and Now  Research in the field of genomics has come a long way in the past 60 years.  The pioneering effort in studying the human genome and its effect on disease was the Human Genome Project (1990-2003),…

A Dentist’s Thoughts on Salivary Diagnostics

             Salivary diagnostics may be a cheaper, faster, better way to diagnose certain diseases. Already effective in oral cancer and Sjogren's syndrome, researchers are looking to expand the potential of using saliva. Blood tests and…

Will Nutrigenomics Give Us “Personalized” Nutrition?

Obesity was recently classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. Ranking 5th in global obesity, over 30% of the US adult population is considered obese.  Everyone knows the traditional pyramid of nutrition, but new studies show that an…

You May Be More Than Your Genes

Ever wonder why family genetics don’t always make sense? According to the increasing number of publications on epigenetics, shown above, there may be both environmental and social influences involved. What is Epigenetics? Epigenetics is the change in gene expression that…

Angelina Jolie and Genetic Testing

Angelina Jolie has been the subject of recent news because she had a preventative double mastectomy. After watching several members of her family battle cancer - Jolie's mother died from ovarian cancer and her aunt from breast cancer - Jolie decided to…