Pharmacogenetics is a branch of pharmacology focusing on the influence of genetic variability on drug response. It correlates single nucleotide variations (SNVs) with drug efficacy and toxicity. Pharmacogenetics is becoming increasingly important in the field of personalised medicine, the right drug to the right person, cancer chemotherapy and HIV/TB treatments. In 1892, Sir William Osler made an observation that "If it were not for the great variability among individuals, medicine might as well be a science and not an art."
Scientists say people with autism might have too many brain connections, causing communication problems in their nervous systems.
Vitamin D and health
White women whose genetic makeup puts them at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease are more likely than white men to develop the disease during a critical 10-year span in their lives, according to a study headed by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers.
Linda Kriel is South Africa’s celebrity fitness-guru. You might remember her from Body Beat. She is currently on kykNET’s “KryDaaiLyf” and involved with Finesse Magazine. Linda tested her DNA with Geneway.
This is her testimonial:
"After listening to a talk by Dr Christa North about the impact our genes have on our lifestyle and health I became intrigued. I wanted to know what my DNA would tell me.
Linda Kriel van destydse Body Beat en fiksheid in Sarie Tydskrif; en deesdae se Kry Daai Lyf op KykNET en Finesse Tydskrif is Suid Afrika se fiksheids-guru het 'n Geneway toets gedoen om te kyk wat in haar DNA & gesondheid aangaan.
Hiermee haar getuigskrif:
Rise & Shine!
......with the CLOCK gene
Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioural changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle.
The CLOCK gene affect circadian rhythms and contribute to a large degree whether you are a 'morning person' or 'night owl'.
Why can some people seemingly eat whatever they want, and never get overweight, but you have tried every diet and exercise out there, and your weight just stays the same? This could indicate a genetic predisposition to weight loss resistance, amongst many other factors. Our genes are full of information about our bodies, and obesity or being overweight is genetic, just like heart disease.
What can my DNA tell me?