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8 Things About You, You Would Assume Are Genetic…But Actually Aren`t

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8 Things About You, You Would Assume Are Genetic...But Actually Aren`t

Whether as an excuse or a commonly held misconception, many people attribute certain negative characteristics to their genetic make-up taking an “I can’t help it” approach. But how much of this is myth and how much is fact. Weight Many people assume that their weight depends on their height and the characteristics handed down from…

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Gene Therapy Gets the Go-Ahead in Europe

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Gene Therapy Gets the Go-Ahead in Europe

If doctors detect any negative issues with the genetic makeup of a patient, gene therapy simply dictates that the genetic code be changed. In a successful clinical breakthrough, the commercial use of a treatment used to correct errors in a person’s genetic code has been commercially approved in Europe for the first time. The gene…

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Introducing Daddy, Mommy and 2nd Mommy?

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Introducing Daddy, Mommy and 2nd Mommy?

British authorities have recently made a public consultation to address a very controversial question: Is it ethical to use fertilization techniques to create babies from three parents? The fertilization technique uses three parents to prevent the transmission of a very rare mitochondrial disease that can have devastating effects. This mitochondrial disease is transmitted exclusively from…

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Various Aspects of Type 1 Diabetes

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Various Aspects of Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes is a major illness referring to an anomaly in the blood glucose levels and natural insulin secretion mechanism of the body. Diabetes affects people across different age groups. There are three main types of diabetes, type 1, type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. Each of these three types has different mechanisms of action. The type…

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Five Incredible Things Genetic Testing Can Tell You Right Now

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Five Incredible Things Genetic Testing Can Tell You Right Now

Genetic testing is medical testing that identifies changes in genes, proteins, or chromosomes. Genetic testing is making incredible progress in the medical field. Genetic testing can be performed on adults, children, infants, and even unborn children! Genetic testing can find changes that are related to inherited disorders. Results from genetic tests can confirm or rule…

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About Autism

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About Autism

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD is a collection of conditions that can range in severity from the social awkwardness and narrow interests seen in Asperger’s to severe communication and intellectual disabilities. Autism Spectrum Disorder now affects 1 in every 88 U.S. children, nearly double the rate in…

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