Genetic Testing & Personalized Genetics
How can a Genetic Test be used?

Personalized genetics is about more than simply knowing where your ancestors came from or which famous person in history you might be related to, although genealogy research has played a significant role in the development of genetic testing. From a medical research standpoint, genetic testing has been used to screen for hereditary diseases related to the presence of specific genetic anomalies, called genetic mutations, that are directly linked to certain medical conditions such as Down's Syndrome, sickle cell disease or other genetic diseases. Genetic Tests can be performed on babies in the womb, newborns and adults to determine the likelihood of serious genetic disorders and historically have been used to make family planning decisions.

Today, genetic testing can lead to longer, more active lives by providing insight and understanding of a person's overall health. Knowing which genetic mutations are present in your personal DNA and obtaining a genetic test is only the first step in understanding your genetic profile. At CyGene Direct we believe personalized genetics can help people make informed decisions about nutrition, physical activities and lifestyle choices that will have a positive effect on their overall health.

Genetic mutations can be found in anyone and are detectable by genetic testing. Knowing which mutations are present in your DNA and understanding how those genetic mutations relate to your family history of disease, and what steps you can take to minimize your risk of developing certain diseases is vital to sustained health and a longer life. A personalized genetic test is your first line of defense against latent disease that may lurk in your DNA.


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About This Page: What is Genetic Testing? Genetic Testing & Personalized genetics is about more than simply knowing where your ancestors came from or which famous person in history you might be related to. At CyGene Direct we believe personalized genetics can help people make informed decisions about nutrition, physical activities and lifestyle choices that will have a positive effect on their overall health with a genetic test.