DNA tests are getting more and more common nowadays. With the overwhelming choices of DNA tests available, how do you know which is the right one for you?
If you are informed about your health risks, you can make the right choices to prevent it from progressing further. How could DNA testing help with that?
The first symptom of gout is usually pain and swelling in the big toe. Find out what is gout, its symptoms and how your genes may play a role.
Fatty liver disease refers to the accumulation of fat in the liver. Having a small amounts of fat in your liver is normal, however too much fat in your liver can lead to long term liver damage.
Hypertension is a silent disease. In most cases, it develops slowly in our life without any obvious symptoms. It is like a ticking bomb in your body, waiting for the day to explode, but you are not aware of it. Most of the people only discovered they have hypertension after a heart attack or stroke! […]
What is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an acquired disease of the macula characterized by progressive visual impairment because of late-onset neurodegeneration of the photoreceptor-retinal pigment epithelial complex. AMD is a disease of the retina which accounts for 8.7% of blindness worldwide and is the leading cause of visual impairment in […]
In the previous post, we explored how our genes could influence the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease. Did you know that there are many other diseases and conditions that are affected by our DNA as well? What is Diabetes Diabetes occurs when your system is not able to transport glucose out of the blood stream […]
Recently, we spoke to Dr Ng Zhi Xiang about how our genes may be responsible for certain diseases. With more than 10 years of experience in research, Dr Ng is an expert in linking genetics to diseases. From our conversation with Dr Ng, it seems obvious that genetics are indeed responsible for many of the […]