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Learning from your family to reduce heart disease #health #innovation #technology

Unfortunately a heart conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart attacks, cardiac arrest or heart failure can be inherited. Color are a US based company that use DNA testing to assess this risk and so enable proactive medical care.

We need to think differently about our health and engage specialists in advance of symptoms, when it can be too late.

Genetic testing can help you take proactive care of your heart.

Color

There are many genetic factors that can impact your risk for inherited heart conditions. Color has selected 30 genes recognized by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics4 that can have actionable treatment plans.

Color

Color website

DNA testing

“A genealogical DNA test is a DNA-based test which looks at specific locations of a person’s genome in order to determine ancestral ethnicity and genealogical relationships. Results give information about ethnic groups the test subject may be descended from and about other individuals that they may be related to.

Three principal types of genealogical DNA tests are available, with each looking at a different part of the genome and useful for different types of genealogical research: Autosomal, Mitochondrial, and Y. In general, genealogical DNA tests do not give information about medical conditions or diseases.”

Wikipedia

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