A brave new world of genetic diagnosis and medicine

Just over sixty years ago James Watson, Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin unravelled the mysteries of our genetic code through the discovery of DNA.

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Personalise diet, fertility and medication with genetic testing

Understanding your DNA means better healthcare, minimising risk and knowing what the future holds.

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Same same, but different

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.

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Genetics… the future of healthcare and medicine

Essentially, genetic testing and screening is used as a tool to detect the gene variants associated with a specific disease or health condition.

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Polygenic risk scores can identify patients who will benefit most from statin therapy

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.

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