24Genetics Blog

DNA and genetics blog

Effects of the sun on your skin

Effects of the sun on the skin The exposure of our skin to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, and the absorption of this ultraviolet energy, causes changes in our body's chemical, hormonal and neuronal signals, which have subsequent effects on immune cells and...

read more

Health and Personalized Medicine

What do we mean by personalized and precision medicine?   Precision medicine is an emerging approach to disease treatment and prevention that considers the variability between people, both genetically and in the individual's environment and lifestyle. This...

read more

Obesity and genetics

What is obesity? Obesity is defined as an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that can be detrimental to health (1). Among the different methods for measuring and classifying obesity, the body mass index (BMI) is the most widely used. BMI is calculated by...

read more

Cancer and Genetics

What is cancer? Cells are the basic units that make up the human body, and they grow and divide to create new cells as the body needs them, forming our organs and tissues. Usually, they die when they grow old or become too damaged, and new cells take their place [1]....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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),...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more
    0
    Cart
    Your cart is empty
      Calculate Shipping
      Apply Coupon