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Introduction to Genetics and DNA

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 […]

Eat Smart, Live Smart For A Better Lifestyle

How to optimize your nutrition and improve your lifestyle? Our first live webinar, titled “Eat Smart, Live Smart”, was organized in collaboration with Alpro Plus Pharmacy, on 18th Oct 2018 (Thurs) from 8.30pm to 9.30pm! This webinar was hosted by Ms Chew Yen Ping, pharmacist and co-founder of Advanx Health, together with Mr Travis Foo, […]

Why Are We Not As Hairy As Chewbacca?

What differentiates us from Chewbacca the Wookie? Other than the fact that Chewbacca is a fictional character, we might not have been that different from the Wookies. Long ago, before we evolved, some scientists theorised that humans used to have more hair on our body than we do now. Why do we have lesser hair […]

Migraines and Genetics

Are migraines a common occurrence that we have no control over? To this day, scientists are still researching everything they can about migraines, from what causes them to how they happen. Scientist believe that both genetics and environmental factors play a role in causing migraines. Migraines are believed to be hereditary, which means that if […]

Will My DNA Mutate After Organ Transplant?

Are you still 100% you after receiving an organ transplant? In this day and age, the healthcare system has been advancing rapidly and organ transplants are becoming more common. We know that DNA can be found in all cells in our body and every cell in our body holds the same DNA. So the question […]

DIY DNA Extraction – Science Project At Home

Ever wondered how are DNA extracted? Well, here’s your chance to try DIY DNA extraction, in the comforts of your own home! We’ll guide you through step by step, and before you know it, you’ll extract, isolate and observe the DNA of strawberries. What you’ll need A clean clear glass 2 strawberries. Dishwashing liquid Table […]

Common DNA Myths – What are the misconceptions?

The basic building blocks of life — DNA Almost every living organisms on this earth store genetic information in the form of DNA, only some viruses store their genetic information in the form of RNA. But how much do you know about them? Today we explore the common DNA myths and misconceptions about these genetic […]

DNA Day 2018 – Celebrating Genomics

The Human Genome Project began in 1990, aiming to map and sequence the whole structure of the human genome. In 25th April 2003, the Human Genome Project was declared completed. In April 2018, it marks the 15th anniversary of its completion. Whether you realize it or not, many parts of our daily lives are influenced […]

Understanding Genetics – What Is DNA?

Have you ever wondered what makes us grow into who we are today? Why is your hair black or brown or blonde? How can you be taller than your parents? Why do you have small hands? If you’ve wondered about these questions in your life, then we’re here to answer these questions today. There are […]