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At What Cost: A Tale of Lost Privacy in America

Nov 14, 2019

What price are you willing to pay to learn the exact breakdown of your heritage? Some of the big players in the genetic industry may lead you to believe that you are only going to pay a modest $59 for testing. Unfortunately, the price may actually be much more than that. Take a moment to…

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Is Your Phone Listening To You?

Nov 7, 2019

It may sound crazy, but it is more likely than it may seem. Have you ever had a conversation with a friend about an item you are interested in, or a trip you are planning, only to notice relevant ads showing up a day later? For those who have experienced this situation, it is unsettling.…

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Iron: Is Supplementing Dangerous For Your Genes?

Oct 18, 2019

Written by: Jamie October 18, 2019 Being aware of your specific genes can help you make more informed decisions about the foods and exercises that are right (or wrong!) for your body—all of which can help prevent health problems later down the road.* What is Iron? Iron is an essential mineral for blood production that…

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A Longer Lifespan and Healthy Aging May be in Your Genes!

Oct 4, 2019

Written by: Jamie October 4, 2019                                  What is FOXO3? Forkhead box O3 protein (FOXO3) helps regulate genes involved in DNA repair, tumor suppression, immune function, and resistance to oxidative stress, among other things. Some variants of FOXO3 are associated…

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Breaking bonds with Google (Part 2)

Sep 30, 2019

This is a continuation of our earlier post on breaking ties with Google. If you haven’t seen that yet check it out here.  In this post we will continue to examine alternatives to other google services outside of the search & email space. Maps & Navigation Navigation & map services will likely be the most…

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Vitamin B12: Why You Should Care Even if You Eat Meat

Sep 6, 2019

Written by: Jamie September 6, 2019 Being aware of your specific genes can help you make more informed decisions about the foods and exercises that are right (or wrong!) for your body—all of which can help prevent health problems later down the road.* What is Vitamin B12? Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is an essential, water-soluble…

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Should We Worry About Eugenics?

Aug 26, 2019

With all of the admitted benefits of direct to consumer genetic testing, I think it is also important to speak about it’s seedy underbelly. Let’s talk about the elephant in the room – eugenics. What are eugenics? According to Oxford Dictionary, eugenics is “the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase…

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Coffee: Should You be Drinking it Based on Your Genes?

Jul 29, 2019

Written by: Jamie July 29, 2019 Being aware of your specific genes can help you make more informed decisions about the foods and exercises that are right (or wrong!) for your body—all of which can help prevent health problems later down the road.* What do genes have to do with coffee? Did you ever wonder…

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Breaking bonds with Google (Part 1)

Jul 19, 2019

For those concerned with internet privacy, Google is fast becoming a problem. We trust them with more information about us than almost any other entity. They know what we search for, which links we click, what emails we get from where, our location history, almost everything a corporation could know about us. For many this…

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