Vibrant Gene Consulting is one year old! It has been a wonderful year, and we have many of you to thank for our success. Here are the highlights of our year in review. RESEARCH BREAKTHROUGHS We were honored that our research involving a father with human chimerism was accepted to be presented at two… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing
Pathway Genomics’ Fit Test: Could It Be Your Path To A Healthy Lifestyle?
More and more genetic tests are available that claim to educate you about important lifestyle choices. But can a genetic test really tell you how to exercise? Optimize your diet? Uncover vitamin deficiencies? We put the Pathway Genomics Fit Test under the microscope by trying it out ourselves. September 15, 2015 Pathway Genomics… Read more »
DTC Genetic Testing: 5 questions to consider before you buy!
Five key points to help you decide There are many things to consider when deciding whether or not to proceed with online genetic testing or not. Unlike other health screens such as checking your blood pressure, or bone density, knowing your genetic carrier status can alter your own self-perception. There are many considerations that should… Read more »
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Pros and Cons
Part 1: What is DTC Genetic Testing? February 26, 2015 Last week a company called 23andMe was awarded approval by the Food and Drug Administration to offer genetic testing to you at home. This is the first time the FDA permits a rare disease gene to be screened without a healthcare professional’s involvement. After reading… Read more »
Vibrant Gene’s Beginnings
One Christmas, I thought it would be fun to try out at-home DNA testing for my then-fiance and for myself. I recall sitting side by side on our overstuffed couch, spitting into plastic test tubes and laughing at the slobbery mess we were making. After about a month of waiting, the results were in. We… Read more »