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3 Reasons Cancer seems to be on the Rise, and What...

Before we get bogged down with worrying about a seemingly impending, inevitable cancer diagnosis on our next trip to the doctor’s…. There’s some good...

What if? The story of Personal Genomics.

What if you could predict if your well-being, your health will get disrupted? What if you could predict if you could be headed down an...

Know Your “Gut” Feelings : Crohn’s , Colitis and more…

For most people, the day begins with a personal hygiene routine. As children, we are taught to follow and maintain good hygiene practices, so...

DNA and Ancestry: A maternal perspective

Have you ever thought of tracing back your origin to find out your ancestors? It's worth a thought! I mean... how fascinating would it be if...

Whole Genome Sequencing: A case of diabetes and hyperbilirubinemia

A 32-year-old male affected with type 2 diabetes and chronic hyperbilirubinemia (8 to 10-fold elevated bilirubin levels in the blood) wanted to find out if these could be caused by genetic factors in him? When he went to meet his physician for gaining some insight into the genetics of these conditions, the physician referred him to Mapmygenome for genetic counseling that would help him understand the heritability of these medical conditions and suggest the right genetic test keeping in view his personal medical and family history. During his discussions with a genetic counselor, he revealed that two of his maternal aunts and his paternal grandfather were also affected with Type 2 Diabetes and associated microvascular complications (kidney and eye-related). However, there was no family history of diagnosis of hyperbilirubinemia.

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