October 12, 2017

Promethease Vs Xcode Life Sciences: How to choose between 23andme raw data health report providers

You recently took your ancestry genetic test from 23andme or Family Tree DNA or AncestryDNA or living DNA or a variety of other service providers. Now, […]
October 9, 2017

Going gluten-free? Pause and read.

‘Let’s try the lasagne. I heard it’s really good here.’ ‘Ugh! That’s gluten. No way. You go ahead.’ How many of us have heard or been […]
September 29, 2017

We all have the same grandmother!

Sarah Jessica Parker found out that she was related to Esther Elwell, an innocent woman, accused of heresy in the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. A lady […]
September 22, 2017

10+ useful sites for getting the most from your 23andMe, Ancestry.com and Family Tree DNA raw data

So you are one of those people who are curious about the mysterious blueprint in you that holds many secrets. You signed up for the 23andme […]
September 16, 2017

The Story of the Great Eater

In a far away village a long time ago there was a circus that was going out of business. The circus manager was at his wit’s […]
August 25, 2017

Increased genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease due to presence of Apolipoprotein E (E3/E4) variants

In April 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 23&Me’s Apoe gene test to predict risk of late onset Alzheimer’s disease. This is the first […]
August 9, 2017

LEPR: The gene that caused Eman Ahmed’s extreme weight gain and her weight loss story

The story of Eman Ahmed, the world’s heaviest woman weighing nearly 500 Kg is now known to most. Her remarkable recovery has given hope to many […]
August 8, 2017

How do I choose a gene test that is best for me?

As a consumer of genetic information, it helps to know a few things that only industry insiders would know. Number of genes being investigated: Humans have […]
August 2, 2017

Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guidelines: Codeine Therapy for Cytochrome P450 2D6 Genotype

The Drug: Codeine Codeine is an opioid analgesic that is usually administered to relieve mild to moderate levels of pain. Upon ingestion, codeine is converted to […]
August 1, 2017
which genetic test is right for me?

Which Genetic test is right for me?

With growing popularity of genetics, many individuals naturally ask, which one is right for me? The answer to that is driven by your immediate and long […]
July 31, 2017

Switching between vegetarianism and non-vegetarianism?- You must read this first

If you have seen a baby formula pack, it highlights in bold that the formula is fortified with EPA and DHA and that it’s good for […]
July 28, 2017
Starch amylase

It’s so unfair- these people can eat all the starch they want!

You had been wondering about your friends who could eat all the starchy carbohydrates and not put on an ounce of weight. Well, you were not […]
July 27, 2017
Genetics of Heart attack

Do you have the gene that naturally protects you from Heart attacks?

Tracy is  a 40-year-old African American who is an aerobics instructor, a mother of two and a college student pursuing a degree in business. She looks […]
July 26, 2017
Vegetarian / Non-vegetarian FADS1

The gene that gives you a free license to have as much milkshake as you can

…without having to worry about your triglycerides Yes, you read that right, the absence of a gene allows you to consume large quantities of fats without […]
July 25, 2017

These extremely rare human superheroes are saving humanity from deadly diseases

They carry genetic defects that should have killed or disabled them long ago. But they defied the odds to live on and fight on. Not only […]
July 24, 2017
Genetics Depression

The curse of creativity: What is driving creative people into taking their own lives?

“We of the craft are all crazy” – Lord Byron With overpopulation, environmental deterioration, terrorism, political dysfunction, dictators, cronyism, disputes and debates over trivial matters, it’s […]
July 14, 2017

Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guidelines: Warfarin Dosing

What are the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guidelines? In the era of personalized medicine, we are witnessing genetic tests being incorporated into routine clinical practices. […]
July 12, 2017

Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guidelines: Clopidogrel Therapy and the CYP2C19 Genotype

What are the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guidelines? In the era of personalized medicine, we are witnessing genetic tests being incorporated into routine clinical practices. […]
July 7, 2017

Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) Guidelines: Tacrolimus dosage and the CYP3A5 Genotype

What are the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium(CPIC)Guidelines? In the era of personalized medicine, we are witnessing genetic tests being incorporated into routine clinical practices. However, the […]
March 2, 2017

Know Your Genes: MCM6 – “The Lactose Intolerance Gene”

The MCM6 gene controls the Lactase producing gene (LCT). Lactase is necessary to digest the sugar Lactose found in milk. Individuals whose body cannot produce Lactase […]
February 25, 2017

Genetics is a Risk Factor for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, a bone disease affecting seniors and menopausal women is a growing concern causing over 8.9 million fractures each year worldwide (Johnell et al, 2006). In […]
December 22, 2016

Do you have the ‘Obese Gene’?

Weight loss struggles are an increasing phenomenon world over with the majority of people aspiring to achieve a slim body either for aesthetic reasons or good […]
December 5, 2016

Does your child complain of stomach pain after drinking milk? 3 out of 4 Indians are lactose intolerant

A common scenario witnessed in almost every household is a mother running behind her child with a glass of milk. Continuing since generations, this tug of […]
December 5, 2016

Do you have signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance?

Living in India, almost every household has a high consumption of wheat. A sandwich for breakfast with chapattis for lunch and dinner seems to be the […]
November 12, 2016

Top 10 Tips to Prevent Diabetes in India

Start early – get your diabetes risk evaluated Indians have a higher genetic risk of diabetes – get a genetic assessment , if possible Exercise and diet are […]
November 12, 2016

Top 10 facts about Diabetes

  India is the diabetes capital of the world- India has more diabetics than any other nation India is projected to have more than 10 crore […]
October 29, 2016

Dr. David Davidson talks use of personalized medicine in cardiology

Dr. David Davidson from NorthShore University HealthSystem joins the set at FOX 32 Chicago to talk about the development of personalized medicine in cardiology.
September 24, 2016

Dr. Pitchappan’s perspective on Personalized Medicine

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September 3, 2016

The “Vegetarian gene” and what you need to know about it

The big fat dilemma Are fats good or bad? Which types of fats are good and which types are bad? And how much fat is bad […]
August 14, 2016
Flawless skin in 7 days

Get flawless skin in 7 days

Harsh summers take a toll on your skin like nothing else. Here’s a quick seven day guide of easy home remedies to get rid of all […]
August 3, 2016

Genes and Caffeine sensitivity

For some of us, even a single cup of coffee or tea can trigger palpitations, and make us feel jittery, but others enjoy cups upon cups […]
September 14, 2015

This holiday season don’t gift sweets, Gift fruits

We are used to making resolutions every New Year. Why not resolve this holiday season to gift the joy of good health to friends and family, […]
August 26, 2015

Infograph – Is caffeine good for you?

90% of adults consume caffeine through food, beverages and supplements. Did you know a cup of brewed coffee contains 95 mg of caffeine. Even the decaf […]
August 13, 2015

Drink milk? Can you digest it?

The ability to drink animal milk in adulthood is something that most of us take for granted. However, the gene responsible for breaking down lactose, the […]
August 7, 2015

Type 2 Diabetes: Know it, to beat it!

Diabetes is the most challenging health problem of the 21st century with India being the diabetic capital of the world. More than 65 million Indians are […]
July 27, 2015

You may know your blood type. But, do you know your genotype?

  These “types” are technically known as single nucleotide polymorphisms which indicate the individual to individual difference in the genetic code. Genetic code is the “software” […]
July 22, 2015

Effects of fast food – Infographic

We give up health benefits of food in favor of cost, convenience and taste. Fast food is one such rising industry. It contains too many calories […]
June 8, 2015

Obesity – The ‘growing’ concern

A hundred years ago no one would have predicted that Obesity would become a global epidemic of this magnitude. There is a humorous yet thought-provoking, subtle […]
June 2, 2015

5 simple steps to prevent Diabetes

May 22, 2015

23 Top Recipes for Fair Skin

Call it a flawless skin or radiant skin it is usually a healthy and fair skin that everyone aspires for and it is not a mission […]
May 19, 2015

Corporate health and wellness – The bottom line

In my previous post “Your health is in Your hands“, I outlined the impact of lifestyle conditions on our nation’s health. Notably we looked at, how […]
April 23, 2015

The genetics of Endurance and Power

April 9, 2015

Your health is in your hands

I know this statement may sound like a cliche, but unfortunately it is in fact one of today’s realities. Let me try and convince you with […]
April 9, 2015

The new age of fitness tests – Fortune India

March 27, 2015

The Testosterone gene – Its impact on you

The testosterone gene: Do you have it in you? Anyone who has been to the gym clearly know the effects of the male hormone testosterone on […]
January 13, 2015

Know your genes and achieve peak fitness

Modern sedentary lifestyle has now made obesity, a national epidemic. Doctors, nutritionists, and fitness professionals are doing everything they can to encourage people to lead healthier […]
December 31, 2014

How to lose weight? – For busy moms

It is not a myth – women really are better than men at multitasking, according to the paper in the journal BMC Psychology. Switching different roles […]
December 10, 2014

Knock out diabetes, heart conditions and high BP for your family

What are lifestyle diseases? A disease associated with the way a person or group of people lives. Lifestyle diseases include atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke; obesity […]
December 9, 2014

Xcode unveils 100 and life programme aimed to guide in right eating and exercising after genetic assessment

Xcode Life Sciences, consumer health-genomics company has now launched a new programme 100 & Life. The programme that is aimed at helping the Indian population eat […]
December 9, 2014