The human genome is the blueprint of a person’s unique combination of three million base pairs of DNA, the building blocks of every cell in the human body. Understanding your code of life could not only give you access to interesting information about yourself but help you lead a healthy and proactive lifestyle.
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) compare common genetic variants in large numbers of affected cases to those in unaffected controls to determine whether an association with certain condition or trait exists. GWAS have been made possible by the identification of millions of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across the human genome and the realization that a subset of these SNPs can capture ("tag") common genetic variation.
In parallel, advances in microarray-based technology have allowed investigators to genotype efficiently enormous numbers of SNPs.
The past decade has witnessed a revolution in genomics technology, enabling the correlation of common genetic variation with a variety of human traits and diseases through genome-wide association studies. This success wouldn’t have been possible without the evolution of reliable and high-throughput genotyping platforms capable of simultaneously assaying hundreds of thousands of SNPs.
We believe that the quality is the most important feature of the modern genotyping field and therefore, we are using one of the biggest providers of microarray technology – Affymetrix. Its customized DNA chip is made specifically to detect variants in the genome, giving us a powerful genotyping resource for deeper scientific insights.
The genetic testing is done by a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified laboratory to ensure quality and provide the customer with the most accurate information available.
Knowledge is power. It is everything that helps you in making your decisions.
The idea of genetic testing is to promote awareness of genetic conditions, allowing the consumers to take a more proactive role in their own health care.
Genetic variations in our DNA can have an impact on the likelihood of developing a particular condition. We can help you acknowledge what these risks are, so you can get a head-start on preventing the consequences.
With the growing interest in family trees and personal history, a DNA test can be used as part of the search for your genetic ancestors.
OriginalGene gives you the opportunity to gain access to your genome – the roadmap for you to understand what are the things you can do to be potentially healthy. What is more powerful than that?