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How Your Genes Affect Your Skin Tone

Our skin consists of many melanocytes which are specialised cells that produce melanin. What is Melanin? It is a pigment that gives colour to our skin, hair, and eyes. There are 2 forms of melanin – eumelanin and pheomelanin. The amount of melanin your body produces helps to determine your skin tone. Those with more […]

The Secret to Glowing Skin: Antioxidants

Skin. The largest organ of our body and most of the time, its importance does not match up to its priority. Granted that skincare routines are taking on a more vital role in the lives of people but are they getting its due credit? Skincare, most time, is looked upon as more of a beauty […]

5 Traits to Thank Your Dad This Father’s Day

Father’s day is just around the corner and the man of the hour requires his due appreciation. Our fathers strive to provide and inspire us to become not only a successful functioning adult but also motivates us to pursue our own dreams. Fathers work hard to give us all the food and resources we need […]

How Does Genetic Technology Help In Managing COVID-19 Pandemic?

Throughout the pandemic of COVID-19, have you ever noticed that different people experience the pandemic differently? Some show zero symptoms, others just have a mild cold and unfortunately, some become very sick and pass away. Day by day, scientists are continuing to work hard to figure out the underlying reasons behind this wide variation of […]

How DNA Technologies Have Changed Lives

1. When a DNA test suggested a woman wasn’t the mother of the children she gave birth to “I knew that I carried them, and I knew that I delivered them. There was no doubt in my mind.” – Lydia Fairchild Can you imagine waking up the next day, knowing that the children you’ve been […]

Genes and Endurance

Endurance is one of the components of physical fitness, along with flexibility, speed, body composition and muscular strength.1 What is endurance? You may have heard about muscular endurance and aerobic endurance. In fact, both of these terms can get confusing sometimes. Hence, to differentiate: Thus, endurance or endurance capacity is one of the traits that […]

Could Genes Influence Muscle Strength and Power?

Have you ever wondered what makes an athlete a professional weightlifter instead of a professional swimmer? Sure, on a surface, it may be because their body types are naturally suited for specific sports. However, beyond that, engaging in different fields of sports also requires different muscle capabilities1. In other words, while there are sports that […]

Appetite and your DNA

Why is it that some people struggle more than others to lose weight? Could this be because of your genetics? Let’s discover how your genes can control your appetite. What is appetite? It is the natural desire of an individual to eat and satisfy a body need, especially for food. Food is an important component […]

10 Genes That Can Control Your Sports Performance

Sport. What actually is a sport? You actually may hear this word a lot but have you ever thought about its true definition? To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. Gene Tunny, American professional boxer.  The first thing that comes to your mind at the thought of “sports” is probably matches, scoring […]

Could your genes be the cause of iron deficiency​?

Just did your annual health check and found out that you have low iron? Did you know your genes may affect your iron levels? Continue reading on to learn the different factors that contributes to iron deficiency. What is meant by iron deficiency? Also known as iron deficiency anaemia. In the first place, this condition […]