The Science behind NGeneR

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It's who you are

DNA is the blueprint of life. The sequences of the nucleotides A, T, G and C represented in your DNA, determines what your cells can and cannot do. In this way, your DNA is responsible for a myriad of different genetic diseases. Your DNA tells a story about who you are and where you’re from. By gaining insights in to your personal genetics, you will be able to make proactive decisions about your lifestyle, based on knowledge of the risks you have of certain genetic diseases. 

Not all genes are created equal

The functional elements of your DNA, is the genes it encodes. The genes determine what proteins the cells can produce and in turn what kinds of processes it can carry out. For certain genes, the change of a single nucleotide within the gene, might disrupt its function. When these single nucleotide changes are present in a significant fraction of the population, they are referred to as Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms or SNPs for short. By determining the SNPs present in your DNA, you can determine if you are at risk of developing certain diseases. This is what we can do for you at NGeneR.

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How do we do it?

The approach used at NGeneR is based on a process referred to as genotyping. We use the latest equipment within genotyping technology. Our specific approach is based on the BeadArray technology developed by Illumina. Their technology is based on chips loaded in to a scanner. These chips are filled with hundreds of thousands of silica beads. These beads contain probes that will target certain SNPs of an individuals genome. By scanning the chip, the genotype of the SNPs can be determined.

What will you get?

When the SNPs of your genome has been determined, this data will be sent to us at NGeneR. By using our state-of-the-art algorithm and combining this with the use of artificial intelligence, we will provide you with a detailed report describing your SNPs and what exactly they mean for you and your health.

A brief explanation by our co-founder and
Head of Science