"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.
UCL Genomics - UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
UCL Genomics is a collaborative research facility with expertise in state-of-the-art genomics technologies, genomics project design and data analysis. Operational for over 15 years, this core facility uses the most up-to-date equipment to support your genomic research requirements. UCL Genomics forms part of the Genetics and Genomic Medicine programme at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and is housed in the newly opened Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children.
The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH) which, together with its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH), forms the largest concentration of children's health research in Europe.
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.