Every person is composed of several trillion cells, and in each cell there are about 25,000 different genes, controlling a wide variety of properties and mechanisms in our body. Some genes determine the risk of developing certain diseases, for example. All the genes together form the blueprint of your body.
Unfortunately, your genes are not error-free, and every person carries certain genetic variations, which adversely affect their health. These genetic variations weaken the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack, or give you poor eyesight. Each of us carries different genetic variations, which means that some people have a higher risk of heart attack while others suffer from lactose intolerance.
The genes of every human are present in saliva. It is now possible, using the latest technology, to test certain genes associated with diseases and identify existing variations. Based on the analysis result, a personalized care program can be developed, reducing your personal risk of disease and thereby helping you to stay healthy.