Benefits of DNA testing

Does the term “genetic testing” conjure up thoughts of cloned, robot-like human beings and malevolent plots to rule the world? If so, you’ve been reading too much science fiction! The truth is, DNA testing has been put to very beneficial use for decades, primarily in the medical, law enforcement, and legal fields. And with the dramatic scientific advancements that have occurred in recent years, genetic testing has become a valuable resource for general consumers as well. Today, companies like Pathway Genomics ( are making it easy and affordable for consumers to test their DNA privately and securely.

By testing for common genetic variations or changes in your DNA, commonly referred to as single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs (pronounced: “snips”), consumers can understand more about their personal biology, and take more proactive control of their health and wellbeing.

Pathway Genomics’ genetic health report can inform a person about a variety of health conditions including a person’s tolerance to certain medications, predisposition to health events such as chronic conditions like allergies and asthma to disease such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, as well as carrier status. With Pathway Genomics’ genetic ancestry report a person can uncover information about their family’s ancestral path. On Pathway Genomics’ blog, DNAction: Your Pathway to Human Genomics (, we discuss in more detail the information a person can learn from both a genetic health and ancestry report.

Once you have your genetic test report, then what? That’s another area where Pathway Genomics makes the experience simple and convenient, with a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, action-orientated genetic test report. If you’re still asking yourself, “What is genetic testing?” visit Pathway’s blog, DNAction ( to read DNA Conversation Starter #1: What is Genetic Testing? If you are curious about what you can learn from genetic testing, look forward to Pathway’s next DNA Conversation Starter.


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