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From Our Experts: It’s In YOU

Expert Quote on "Why Genetics"

Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla, M.Sc (Glasgow, UK), PhD (Delhi, India), Principal Genetic Counselor and Pharmacogenomics Expert at Mapmygenome, is reputed to be India’s first Board Certified (Senior level) Genetics Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the field of medical genetics. She has authored several international scientific papers and is currently based in Hyderabad, India (previously with KIMS hospitals, Hyderabad and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi). She has counseled thousands of families with various genetic conditions, including young couples who are planning a family, pregnant mothers, infants, children of all ages and adults with genetic conditions. Dr. Risha Nahar has worked on several research projects on the pharmacogenetics of common drugs, published several landmark publications along with the World’s first Genetic Bleeding Risk Algorithm for anticoagulant users.

She shares her Expert’s View on “Why Genetics”

“Everything  — common diseases, drug response, nutritional requirement, athletic ability, tendency to gain weight, etc. — has a genetic basis. It’s in YOU. This knowledge can turn the ‘what if’ to ‘what could be’. The real question is, do you want to be empowered with this knowledge?”

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2 Comments

  1. Dear sir,
    Some clearification we need,
    Will you only map DNA ? About its conclusion or treatment where to go ? We need consultation also Pl. adviceme.

    • Thank you, for writing to us Mr Singh. After the genetic test, there is a session where our expert genetic counselor will map the test findings with the health history and recommend changes such as consultation with the right clinician, other tests required, or even lifestyle modifications. We have our partner healthcare providers who can give you the best treatment, based on genetic counselor’s recommendations. A member of our team will get in touch with you to guide you further.

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