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 1, 2017
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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 26, 2017
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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 […]
December 31, 2014

What genetics taught me about marketing?

  A marketing campaign is like a living organism that constantly needs to mutate and evolve for it to be successful (survival of the fittest)   […]
December 4, 2014

Calculating genetic risk to keep you healthy

What is Genetic Risk? Genetic risk is the probability of a person developing a particular health condition which tells you how susceptible you are (genetically) to […]
December 4, 2014

Deciding which genes and markers are important, and why

A majority of health conditions and most physical traits have a genetic component i.e. they are influenced by your genes either directly or indirectly. However, we […]
November 27, 2014

2 things about the genomic revolution that is going to change your life

It is an exciting time to be in the field of Biotechnology. As we speak, there are several novel technologies on the horizon. Advancements that you […]
November 21, 2014

What is DNA?

DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is the  blueprint of any organism i.e. it governs all body functions (physiology), structure (anatomy) and to some extent behavior […]
November 21, 2014

What is a gene?

Ever wondered how parents often compare your physical traits to your grandfather, grandmother etc. For example how you have grandma’s eyes, dad’s hair or mother’s height. […]
October 21, 2014

Genetic testing – a new study proposes a new link between genes and social environment

What makes you, you? Nature or nurture? The genes you inherited or your environment? Most of us have had this debate at some point. While it […]
July 18, 2014

DNA profiling – you cannot be anything but unique!

The 23,000 genes that make up the blueprint for our bodies are bundled in strands of chemical substance called DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Although common to all […]
July 18, 2014

How the English language can help us understand genetics – genes and chromosomes

Welcome to DNA Demystified – Unscrambling Genetic Jargon Genes, alleles, genotyping, SNPs.. a lot of jargon is being discussed when it comes to your genetics, health […]
May 24, 2013

Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

Genes are the storehouse of all biological information Even as we inherit our genes from our parents, we also inherit some of the gene mutations that […]
January 5, 2013

Top scientific discoveries in the field of preventive healthcare in 2013

Year 2013 marked another significant page in the dynamic book of preventive healthcare, whose footprints shall vitalise the progress in times to come. Not all can […]
December 26, 2012

Genetics demystified

Every physical feature you have, you have your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and a bunch of ancestors to thank for. Likewise, certain health conditions too can […]
December 18, 2012

Genetic diagnostics usher in a new era in healthcare

Start-ups trying to make their mark in the nascent domain of genetic diagnostics. BioSpectrum explores the developments in the field.   Thanks to the Human Genome […]