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Who are you anyway?

From a biological point of view: whoever you are today is a result of your genes and how those genes interacted and responded to the environment you subjected yourself to. Whether you live in a big city or in a remote village, or you are someone who always likes to stay indoors and watch TV, or you like the outdoors and jog every day in the morning; whatever your living conditions and lifestyle are - that is your environment. Among other things, this also include the food you eat, the sleep you get, your habits (both good and bad) and all your daily routines. The overall YOU today; is a result of your genetic makeup and your environment. Your genetic makeup (all your DNA) came from your parents (father and mother). So, their genetic background and history will influence your genetic background and your future and therefore if you have children, their future and history.

How is your current health and future influenced by your genetics? This is a question you should try to answer by first learning about this topic by clicking (Know About) above and then trying to figure out how to use the information you may glean from your DNA.

What is genetic health?

We may be introducing a concept which you may already know but we think it is important for you to understand, maybe in a new way. If you assume that you have no genetically influenced diseases or conditions of any type, then you can consider yourself as a person with perfect genetic health. Most healthy people tend to believe that they are in perfect emotional and physical health at some stage in their life. Therefore, they assume that they are in perfect genetic health also. In fact, a majority of people on earth will assume they are very healthy when they are in their 20s and 30s. But, what about the future? A good question you may ask is - does my genetic blueprint influence my physical and emotional health status when I am 50 or 60 or 70 years old? Or, when does it really start influencing my health?

Your genetic blueprint can be considered the sum-total of all your DNA/genes, which is also referred by doctors and scientists as your genome.

By analyzing your entire genetic blueprint, you can determine what genetic predisposition you may have towards developing complex diseases like diabetes, cancer or heart conditions. In that process, some of you may also discover that you are a carrier for a single gene disease (sometimes also referred to scientifically as autosomal recessive which could potentially affect a child of yours if your partner is also a carrier. So, determining your genetic health is basically determining your genetic blueprint, understanding how it is affecting you at a given point in time and keeping it updated regularly (like you would your normal health status) with the most up to date information while using the best available technologies. We recommend getting a Personal Genetic Scan (PG Scan) done to get a better understanding of your genetic makeup at this point in time of your life.