What Is Panorama Genetic Testing?

Why is it that these genetic tests, in addition to being complicated in terms of science, also have a name that is by no means indicative of what they are testing? What is Panorama genetic testing and what does it do? Is it a simple screening test? Which group does it target? You may get […]

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5 Essential Benefits of Genetic Engineering

Before we dive headfirst into all the benefits that the field of genetic engineering has brought to our lives, let’s first begin by defining the concept of genetic engineering. What is genetic engineering? How is it done? Who uses genetic engineering? The discipline has been around for several decades. Also referred to as genetic modification […]

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ATM Gene Mutation and the Risk of Cancer

Ataxia telangiectasia (ATM) is a rare inherited disorder that affects the immune system and the nervous system, among others. It is a protein that is part of a specific protein kinase family, namely phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase enzymes. Put simply, these enzymes are like an army of soldiers that are involved in several regulatory processes within the […]

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What Is Ulnar Impaction Syndrome?

Ulnar Impaction Syndrome is also referred to by a few other terms. One is Ulnar Abutment and the other term is Ulno Carpal Loading. Notice how all of them have that one word in common: ulna. Very broadly speaking, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome (UIS) is a condition of the area where the arm meets the hand […]

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Are Dimples Genetic? Why Do People Have Dimples?

What do Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper, Cameron Diaz, Carey Mulligan, Miranda Kerr, and Cheryl Cole have in common? They all have dimples or, as they were originally called, gelasin—a visible indentation anywhere on the skin. To add to that, what do Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Ben Affleck, Sandra Bullock, […]

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