"Recent research has found that, in the US, Australia and the UK, dietitians have a low level of knowledge of genetics and nutritional genomics. They also have low levels of confidence in these areas and current levels of involvement are also low (Collins et al 2013). Further investigation is required to find out why this is the case."
Our mission is to aid Practitioners and Health Care Providers by equipping them with tools that will allow them to take a bio-individual approach to their patients' treatment by using Clinical Nutrigenomics. This can be achieved by gaining an insight into the status of their genes, on the level of Single Nucleotides. This can help in identification of predispositions to certain conditions. When matched against symptom that patients are suffering from and their history, the Genetic Variant Report may help to narrow down the spectrum of further lab testing needed to be performed, to specific markers which may have a direct impact on the symptoms your patients are experiencing. One rule we would ask you to remember however, is to treat the patient in front of you, not just their genetic SNP's.
We are all about empowering you, in knowledge about your body's biochemistry - right down to the level of your genetics, and encouraging you to take a proactive approach to improving your wellbeing. This can be accomplished by applying lifestyle changes and reducing exposure to environmental factors, that may contribute to, or cause your unfavourable genetic variants to start expressing themselves, causing a decline in your health as a result.
Remember however, that our services related to genetic testing on their own, are not in any way designed to give you any diagnosis or medical advice. We ask therefore that you always work with your practitioner or health care provider. Never self diagnose and never self medicate (that includes supplementation). We are more than happy to put you in touch with one of the practitioners listed on our database.
A global genomics leader in genomics, Illumina enables the solutions that empower its customers to read and understand genetic variations. Through collaborative innovation, Illumina is fuelling ground-breaking advancements in the research, clinical, and applied markets.
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Their Genome Centre is constantly evolving genomics core facility. With their experienced team of scientists their goal is to partner all stages of genetic or genomic research projects, including project proposal, experimental design, training, technical support, analysis and interpretation of data
Founded in 2000 the Genome Centre at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has successfully provided genetic and genomic research facilities to researchers within Queen Mary University and the wider Life Sciences research community for over 10 years.
Isohelix is a technical division of Cell Projects Ltd, specializing in the development and manufacture of innovative high quality DNA Sampling and Purification products for the Life Science Research, Molecular Diagnostics and Forensic markets. The products include DNA Swabs, DNA Saliva Collection devices and many DNA Isolation, Stabilization and associated kits.
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