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Mental health

Mental health

What is mental health? Mental health is so broad and encompasses so many factors and areas of study that it is difficult to give a brief, clear and concise definition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, "mental health is a state of well-being...

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Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenetics

What is a drug A drug is any active physicochemical substance that interacts with and modifies the body to cure, prevent or diagnose a disease. Drugs regulate pre-existing functions but are not capable of creating new ones [1].   Drug action Generally, a drug is...

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Genetics and diabetes

Genetics and diabetes

Types of diabetes Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that indicates that glucose levels in the blood are very high and, over time, erodes systems and organs such as kidneys or blood vessels (1). There are two types of diabetes: Type I diabetes, in which the...

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Genetics and breast cancer

Genetics and breast cancer

Within the world of oncology, breast cancer is perhaps one of the best-known cancers, possibly because it is the most diagnosed cancer in the world (1). Population ageing, one of the main consequences of the welfare society, or the greater prevalence of risk factors...

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Genetics and Alzheimer’s disease

Genetics and Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders in the world. From the sixth decade of life, the risk begins to multiply (1). It is a progressive disease, currently without a cure, which manifests itself mainly in memory problems and is...

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Genetics and ancestors

Genetics and ancestors

Most of us living in the world today come from what was once a relatively small population. The past 200 years, and more and more today, this exciting fact has piqued the curiosity of many people. We like to know what regions we come from and where our previous...

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24Genetics in Nature

24Genetics in Nature

Nature publishes the most extensive genetic study on COVID-19, with the participation of 24Genetics. 24Genetics, a leader in consumer genetics, has participated in the most extensive study to date on genetics and COVID-19. As part of HGI (Host Genetics Initiative),...

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Genetics and skincare

Genetics and skincare

Every part of your body has a direct relationship with your genes. One of them is the skin, an organ that needs to be nourished and cared for. In our skin lives a whole set of bacteria in harmony (1), thanks to which this organ acquires different properties and works...

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Nutrition and Covid19

Nutrition and Covid19

If anything, 2020 has been filled with changes in our way of life, brought about by the pandemic. Personal health and wellness have emerged as the main objectives in times of COVID, and nutrition has become a critical factor in achieving and maintaining the desired...

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Genetics and sports

Genetics and sports

Nearly thirty centuries have passed since the first Olympic Games happened in ancient Greece, and we are still studying the factors that influence the best performance. Fortunately, nowadays, thanks to technology, we have a variety of biometric devices that measure...

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Genetics and drugs

Genetics and drugs

Thousands of people die every year in different parts of the world due to the misuse of drugs. However, for several decades, we have learned how drugs interact with our genes (1). Pharmacogenetics is the science in charge of analyzing and applying the knowledge in DNA...

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Genetics and cancer

Genetics and cancer

This February is World Cancer Day. According to recent data from the World Health Organization, cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Among those with the worst prognosis are lung, colon and breast cancer (1). The risk factors affecting this group of...

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Genetics and health

Genetics and health

The most advanced countries in healthcare, which lead the rest, prevention is vital. You no longer go to the doctor to cure diseases; you go to prevent them. And in that, genetic information is paramount. Your genetic information is unique and therefore, different...

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Covid19 and 24Genetics: new developments part II

Covid19 and 24Genetics: new developments part II

COVID-19 unites efforts in research Since the early days of the virus spread throughout the world, research at the international level also began. Proof of this is the different consortiums created to fight the pandemic, such as COVID-19 High-Performance Computing...

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Covid19 and 24Genetics: new developments part I

Covid19 and 24Genetics: new developments part I

From the beginning of the pandemic, 24Genetics had it clear that it wanted to do its part in the fight against COVID19. Over the last few months, we have made an enormous effort and worked on new lines of development and research.   24Genetics free pharmacogenetics...

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Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence

Over the past few years, we have experienced an exponential increase in data creation. From when our smartphone tells us how many steps we take, to count the times we get on public transport, to how many megabytes we spend on our mobile data rate.   Big data Just as...

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24Genetics quality of the genetic test

24Genetics quality of the genetic test

24Genetics considers the essential aspect of our activity is the quality of the service we offer to our clients, which, about the tests, is based on the way we collect the samples, their sequencing and the "intelligence" used in the interpretation of the genetic...

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24Genetics and data privacy

24Genetics and data privacy

Genetic analyses provide sensitive information about aspects related to our health, such as the propensity to contract certain types of diseases. For this reason, few subjects are as confidential about privacy as the data that is extracted from the genotyping of our...

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24Genetics and transparency

24Genetics and transparency

Transparency had been one of the 24Genetics' main commitments since its birth three years ago. Our goal is for customers always to know what service they are contracting and what kind of information they can expect from it. Our genetic health test already covers more...

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Coronavirus. What does genetics say about it?

Coronavirus. What does genetics say about it?

No one knew the word coronavirus or what it implied until a few months ago. The coronavirus is a subtype of the virus that needs to invade cells of living organisms for its survival. In this case, one of the typical carriers is the bat, although, in the case of the...

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What is 24Genetics?

What is 24Genetics?

24Genetics is a leading Spanish consumer genetics start-up in the biotechnology sector. With our short history, we already have a complete range of tests: ancestry, nutrigenetics, pharmacy, health, sports performance, skincare, talent, and personality. Our reports are...

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What is personalized medicine?

What is personalized medicine?

What is personalized medicine? Personalized medicine, also called individualized medicine or genomic medicine, is where genetic, biological, and environmental information about a specific patient is used to prevent, diagnose, and treat his or her disease. Traditional...

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5 Reasons to have your genetic map

5 Reasons to have your genetic map

With each passing day, there's one more reason for everyone to make their genetic map. When decoded the first genome in 2003, the scientific community is discovering handy data in our genes. We can already prevent hundreds of diseases today, and there is not a week...

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