The Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG) suggests caution when using direct-to-consumer (DTC) or do-it-yourself genetic testing. Interpretation of the results is complex, prone to misinterpretation and specialist support is recommended for health-related DTC tests.
Just over sixty years ago James Watson, Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin unravelled the mysteries of our genetic code through the discovery of DNA.
Understanding your DNA means better healthcare, minimising risk and knowing what the future holds.
Genetic profiling approach will enable medical professionals to quickly find the best combination of ARVs for the patient and avoid costly trial and error. It will reduce the risk of unnecessary adverse drug reactions as result of incompatibility with the patient’s genetic profile.
Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide on a yearly basis. Statin therapy reduces the risk of a first myocardial infarction.