Having your whole genome sequenced can give you valuable insights into your health, lifestyle traits, family history, and more. Understanding these traits can help you maintain a healthier lifestyle, prevent disease or catch it early. More and more healthy people are interested in having their DNA sequence mapped out.
In genome sequencing, researchers build a map of our DNA — 3 billion “base pairs” of nucleotides, which are organized into groups called genes. We get one copy of most genes from our mother, and another from our father. A mutation occurs when there is an error in copying a parent’s gene to our DNA. Many mutations are beneficial and are what allow us to evolve. Some are harmful, so mappers look for mutations that put us at risk of disease. A dominant mutation requires only one gene for its effects to manifest. A recessive mutation requires a copy from each parent. So if your mother and father both gave you a recessive gene for sickle-cell anemia, you might get it. If you received a dominant mutation for cystic fibrosis from your mother, that’s all you would need to risk contracting it.
Genome mapping is already common for cancer patients or parents of a sick child, because it can help predict future birth defects or aid cancer treatment.
“Genes often predict how well these individuals respond to various chemotherapies — which drugs will work best for you versus me, and which will give each of us the worst side effects. Parents who have children born with medical problems frequently seek whether a mutation is the culprit — so that they can screen for it, and prevent a subsequent child from having it.” —Dr. Robert Klitzman, Columbia University
Many people have their genome sequenced out of personal or scientific curiosity — or to determine if they or their future children are at risk of certain diseases.
“I’m a healthy 28-year-old woman, but some nasty diseases run in my family: coronary heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. So I decided to read the tea leaves of my DNA. I reasoned that it was worth learning painful information if it might help me avert future illness.” — Kira Peikoff, New York Times
There is a small company in Dubai that is bringing affordable genome sequencing to the UAE. They can help you understand your diseass risk, give you insights to live healthier and longer or family plan with confidence. At a price you can afford.
When you order your test from Novugenus Labs you will get:
1. A detailed report with your personal results, accessible from your computer or your smartphone, including: 2. Health related insights 3. Lifestyle trait related insights 4. Information whether you are a carrier for certain conditions, or not 5. Ancestry and other traits 6. Recommendations on topics you may want to discuss with your physician 7. Lifestyle suggestions (for example, certain aspects of your diet) 8. A follow up with an American Board Certified genetic counselor for clinically relevant findings.
To order your Whole Genome Sequence (WGS) call Novugenus Labs at +971 56 604 5980.
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