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Having just attended the 4th Annual Conference on Personalized Medicine (September 12-13, 2012), I gained some interesting insights about Genomic Medicine. Although I will comment further in subsequent blogs, here...

My Comments from the 4th Annual Conference about Genomic Medicine

Having just attended the 4th Annual Conference on Personalized Medicine (September 12-13, 2012), I gained some interesting insights about Genomic Medicine. Although I will comment further in subsequent blogs, here…

Currently available DNA/gene tests fall into three general categories: Tests of proven clinical or practical value; Tests of undetermined value; and All the other tests in between. My main point...

What are the 3 Categories of Genetic Testing?

Currently available DNA/gene tests fall into three general categories: Tests of proven clinical or practical value; Tests of undetermined value; and All the other tests in between. My main point…

In July of 2012, there was a landmark event in the field of personal DNA-based healthcare. The Medicare health insurance plan agreed to reimburse patients for some genetic tests. This...

Is Medicare Paying for Genetic Testing?

In July of 2012, there was a landmark event in the field of personal DNA-based healthcare. The Medicare health insurance plan agreed to reimburse patients for some genetic tests. This…

  • DNA EDUCATION

    Introduction:

    Recent scientific discoveries and medical advancements are running far ahead of our routine healthcare services. For example, the technology of human DNA and gene analysis is rapidly improving. Now, scientists are able to identify the entire composition of an individual human being (called “whole genome sequencing”).

    The price for obtaining this information will soon become affordable for everyone. So then, an important question is: “How can knowledge about your DNA and gene sequences improve your health care and well-being?” My blog intends to answer this query.

    I have been a physician for over 30 years. Yet, like most other medical doctors, I am just now learning about new applications for DNA/genetic analysis. This blog was started in order to share my knowledge and insights about DNA-based medical care (also known as “Genomic Medicine” or “Personalized Medicine”).

    I am not going to duplicate the educational materials that are already available elsewhere. You can learn about DNA and genes and inherited medical disorders from many other resources. However, I will provide links to some of the most understandable and helpful references. And, I will provide my opinions and commentaries about new developments in DNA/gene analysis, along with their potential applications for your personal medical care.

    I advocate a wellness and healthcare strategy that is guided by your personal DNA composition. My website www.PersonalDNAHealthCare.com will assist you in understanding the available options, and in obtaining the genetic testing that would benefit you.

    RECOMMENDATIONS: An excellent overview of this topic, both comprehensive and understandable, can be obtained by reading The Genome Book: A Must-Have Guide to Your DNA for Maximum Health, by April Lynch.