With the continued drop in sequencing costs enabled by technological advancements, there is increasing opportunity to leverage DNA sequencing data in clinical practice. However, genetic data has mostly been used in research settings to explore questions about how diseases work and why they start. The clinical use of genetic technologies has been primarily limited to diagnosis of so-called “monogenic” diseases—diseases that are linked to a single, known mutation in the genetic sequence—or genes implicated in the susceptibility or treatment of cancers.
What if we were all born with our own personal instruction manual that showed us how to live a long, healthy, and fulfilling life? What if that “how-to” set of instructions was a dynamic reference that changed as we changed, allowing us to navigate our personal journey to life-long wellness?
It is well known that exercise promotes cardiovascular health, helps maintain ideal body weight, prevents and even treats chronic disease. But did you know that exercise also boosts brain health with some immediate benefits?
Essential fatty acids have become a hot topic. Omega-3 fatty acids have been praised for their health benefits, while omega-6 fatty acids are commonly deemed “unhealthy.” But what exactly are essential fatty acids, and what are the reasons for their respective reputations?
Today, data privacy and security are front-burner issues. On one end of the spectrum, information flows at record volumes given the accessibility of content and the format people choose to consume and create content, both personally and professionally. On the other end of the spectrum, bad actors are constantly finding ways to exploit ever-more complex and multifaceted information-systems to steal or to exploit data.
When you get sick, you may turn to a physician for healthcare, but what is happening outside your doctor visits? Most chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cancer can actually go undetected for years or even decades before being diagnosed and treated: we are changing that.