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

Sep 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 micronutrient required by the human body…

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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

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 why some people prefer very dark…

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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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The Privacy Paradox: Does Privacy Even Matter?

Jul 7, 2019

There is an interesting phenomenon that occurs when people talk about privacy. It’s called the “privacy paradox” and it essentially says that people are hypocritical when they are discussing how important privacy is to them. According to this Pew Research article, “The paradox is that people use social media platforms even as they express great concern…

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Nutrigenetics: What Food Does Your DNA Crave?

Jun 23, 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 Nutrigenetics? In a previous blog post we discussed nutrigenomics, or how the nutrients in food affect…

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Protecting Online Privacy – Part 2: Tracking and Ads

Jun 23, 2019

In our previous post we covered the benefits of using a commercial VPN service to protect your online privacy. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out, you can find it here. Today’s post will address threats to our online privacy that come from within the web pages we’re accessing. Tracking Cookies &…

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Do Your Genes Determine How Rich You Will Be?

Jun 7, 2019

In a recent WIRED article, it was reported that statistical geneticist David Hill from the UK has found associations between certain genes and a higher likelihood for financial success. Using something called a Genome Wide Association Study or “GWAS”, they analyzed 18 Million different regions in the genomes of 262,00 participants, ultimately finding 30 genetic areas…

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Nutrigenomics: Can Food Change Your DNA?

May 22, 2019

Do you know what diseases you are likely to get or what vitamin deficiencies you are at risk for? Did you know that what you eat may affect the likelihood of developing a disease? Being aware of your specific genes can help you make more informed decisions about the foods and exercises that are right…

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