Since March is Trisomy Awareness Month, it’s beneficial for the public to learn more about genetic testing. With technology advancing at an astronomical rate, we are able to incorporate these advances into the health and medical fields in order to discover more about ourselves. We are now able to unravel the mystery encoded within our DNA to learn more about diseases—especially how they manifest and function. Tests can serve as reassurance to expecting parents, provide answers for individuals at risk for a hereditary disease, or even as entertainment for someone who is curious about their ancestry. With the commercialization of genetic tests, some companies will send the testing kits directly to your home, where you can collect your own DNA sample at your own convenience. Proper research should be done when seeking out one of these direct-to-consumer kits, so that you are satisfied with your genetic testing experience. Prices vary from company to company, so make sure you’re investing wisely!
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Hemera/Thinkstock(DURHAM, N.C.) -- A gene mutation can increase your risk of heart attack and death as much as smoking does, new research suggests.