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DNA testing from home – does it work?

DNA testing from home – does it work?

DNA testing at home

DNA is a fascinating entity! It is a marvelous chemical sequence that makes us who we are; every physical and mental characteristic you have is the result of DNA expression in the form of protein synthesis. Mutations in DNA can lead to several debilitating maladies, such as sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, and Tay-Sachs disease. In summary, the DNA is the genetic code that could tell you everything about anyone, hence the invention of DNA testing. In the beginning, this technique was solely performed by high-tech companies due to how complex the process was; however, nowadays, you can perform DNA testing from the comfort of your home. The entire process is super simple; all you have to do is collect a body sample from your blood, hair, or other tissue and send it back to the laboratory that offers this service. Once they complete analyzing your sample, you could log into the website and check the results. Note that all steps of this process are designed to guarantee full confidentiality to customers, so you don’t have to worry about that.

The reasons people seek this test are diverse and include:

    • Identifying the origin of their ancestors
    • Discovering any mutations that may cause diseases in the future (e.g. p53 gene mutation, BRCA mutation)
    • Looking for transmissible ailments

Conclusion on DNA testing

If you have any questions about DNA testing, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

Emma "the Health Coach"

Emma is a committed certified health education professional and a lifestyle diabetes prevention coach with over 20 years of experience helping others improve their overall health and well-being. Her own genetic profile, personal health issues and commitment to maintain her own health – by using an excess of prescription medications - further strengthened her enthusiasm for constantly changing her own healthier lifestyle habits. Not only did her challenges lead her to think differently but she followed the most natural healing process. Emma holds a Wellness Coach Certificate and has coached more than 500 people on their journeys to reach optimal wellness. She has worked with several companies where she developed new wellness techniques and policies, created new training guides and supervised a team of coaches. She is part of the GetTested team, and aims to mentor clients from all around the world.

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