Genomics

Digital illustration of a dna

The genome is the total amount of genetic information found in the chromosomes of an organism, including its genes and DNA sequences. This hereditary genetic information is encoded in the DNA and contains information for why certain people are at risk for developing common disorders like depression, cancer, diabetes, blood clotting disorders, and cardiovascular disease. Genetic markers for these increased risks are not the only factors contributing to progression of the disorders: diet, lifestyle, and environmental exposures may even be a more important determinant for many conditions, especially many types of cancer.

From information about human DNA generated by the Human Genome Project and other genomic research, scientists and clinicians have more powerful tools to study the role that multiple genetic factors acting together with the environment play in much more complex diseases.. Genome-based research enables medical researchers to develop improved diagnostics, more effective therapeutic strategies, and evidence-based approaches for clinical efficacy. Through this, better decision-making tools are available for patients and providers. This is only the beginning of a future with treatments tailored to a patient’s particular genomic makeup.

Having a genetic marker for a disease does not mean developing the disease is inevitable. It is merely information to help you prevent, delay, or slow the progression of the disorder. At Sieveking Ageless Solutions we are pleased to offer the following tests:

ApoE4 – One of the most prominent risk factors for Alzheimer Disease. –

Methylenetetrahydrofolate Deficiency (MTHFR) –  The MTHFR gene encodes an enzyme that plays an important role in processing amino acids, specifically the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Deficiencies can cause cardiovascular disorders, blood clotting problems, and/or depression.

Telomere Length – Telomeres are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that serve as a cap to your genetic material.  Every time a cell replicates, its telomere will become shorter.  Shorter telomeres imply a shorter life span for a cell. Studies have shown that telomere length is strongly associated with cardiovascular risks, nutritional deficiencies (particularly antioxidants), and cancer.