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mtDNA and its role in ancestry

About this tutorial This tutorial provides an in depth lesson about mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and how it allows us to trace our maternal ancestry. The lessons start off with the basics, such as “what is...

Genetic Testing to Assist in the Correct Dosing of Warfarin

It’s flu season. You bring it home and spend the weekend in bed. With painkillers every six hours, an extra dose of ‘Neocitran’ at night and copious amounts of ginger and lemon tea you...

Celiac Disease – When the Gluten-Free Diet is not just a Fad

Genetic changes explain why some of us are more sensitive to gluten than others and how it leads to celiac disease. From Weight Watchers to Atkins to Juice Cleanses, we live in a society that...

Caffeine may Increase your Risk of a Heart Attack

Knowing how fast your body breaks down caffeine can save your life! It’s Wednesday afternoon and your brain is refusing to cooperate. You join your coworkers on their coffee run hoping caffeine will do...

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