Posts Tagged ‘23andMe Results’
Genetic testing has become very popular with bio-medical patients who typically have idiosyncratic chronic symptoms. This is where genetic testing comes into its own as it tests for idiosyncratic genes.
Many useful genetic tests are available within Australia but not readily accessible to a patient. This means 23andMe provides a viable option to “reverse engineer” genetic data, until genetic testing is more readily accessible.
A basic level of understanding of genetics is needed in order to read your 23andMe results. I recently met with Professor Sheffield, one of Australia’s leading geneticists, and he kindly gave me a lesson in genetics. Based on his explanation I hope to simplify genetics to empower you to read your 23andMe results.
When you look in the dictionary under ”adverse drug reaction” you will find my name. But a new world of pharmacogenetics (that uses genes to determine drug intolerances) has changed all of that. You see we all have our own bio-individuality.
First a little background.
In 2007 I had a CT-Scan and had an adverse reaction to the contrast. Then another. And another. I was prescribed a series of medication to deal with the severe adverse reactions, but developed severe adverse reactions to the medications, prescribed for the adverse reactions. It caused a histamine tornado in my body.