Genetic Testing essentially unboxes the mystery of our DNA. The human body is made of several trillions of cells and is made up of thousands of genes. It often plays an important role in overall health too. As a result, genetic research plays an important role in detection, prevention and/or treatment of diseases which are caused by genetic abnormalities and mutations.
An Analysis predicts that the global genetic industry is going to grow at a CAGR of 9.65% from 2014-2019. Some of the major segments like pharmacogenomics, diagnostic testing and personal genomics are expected to make most contributions to the revenue of the overall market in upcoming years.
Genome editing represents the next step of evolution in our ability to analyse and edit the genetics of plants, animal and humans.
30th September, 2019: Nutrigenomics, the science of understanding the relation of food and nutrition with genetic constitution, is poised to play a pivotal role in nutritional services to promote a healthy balance of the mind and body resulting in overall well-being.
Our genes code for information that governs physical and functional characteristics. The genome is an organism’s entire genetic material –the complete human DNA comprises about 25,000 genes.
With the help of genotyping The Gene Box, a predictive health-tech company is allowing people to understand their genetic predispositions that can provide a balanced plan for a healthy living.
Pranav Anam, Founder, The Gene Box emphasises on how nutrigenomics can help make appropriate choices regarding his/her health and delay onset of lifestyle-induced diseases
Look at the people from other South-East Asian countries where rice is more a staple than in India. How many of them are overweight or obese?
Essentially a holistic health platform that looks at an individual’s genetic blueprint, TGB was founded in 2015 by Pranav Anam, a geneticist with an aim to translate genomic information into meaningful insights. It aims to serve 100,000 Indians in the next three years with benefits of predictive genetic analytics.
Nutrigenomics is the science that studies the interaction between food and genetics which has paved the way for meaningful personalization and faster adoption of nutrition services and can propel the Indian wellness segment to a trillion-dollar industry, says Mr Pranav Anam, Founder, The Gene Box.
Pranav Anam, Founder, The Gene Box opines, ”When it comes to mental health, India is facing a serious crisis. According to the findings of World Health Organisation, it has been estimated that 56 million people suffer from depression and 38 million from anxiety disorders in our country. It has also been found that one of the prominent reasons behind student suicides in India are mental illnesses.
Back in 2012, world leaders committed to reducing global mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is accountable for nearly half of all NCD deaths making it the world’s number one killer. World Heart Day, celebrated on 29 September, is the perfect platform for the CVD community to unite in the fight against CVD and reduce the global disease burden.
“Nutrigenomics is a whole system approach – it examines the relationship between what we eat and our risk and response to disease and the molecular mediators. Nutrigenomics uses scientific tools to identify disease risk and progression,
Nutrigenomics, the science of understanding the relation of food and nutrition with genetic constitution, is poised to play a pivotal role in nutritional services to promote a healthy balance of the mind and body resulting in overall well-being. Nutrigenomics is the science that studies the interaction between food and genetics which has paved the way for meaningful personalization and faster adoption of nutrition
The global pharma market, of which India is an important part, expected to reach $1.5 trillion by the end of 2023. It is going through a rapid transition, hinging on technological advancements and innovation that adds value to the existing products. One of the best ways to add value to a product is to tailor it and suit individual needs.
Since 1990, the share of non-communicable diseases in India has increased to 55 per cent, led by cardiovascular diseases (CVD), diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health and neurological disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Most of these diseases develop due to unhealthy lifestyle and genetic predisposition. According to Pranav Anam, Founder, The Gene Box (TGB), a sample of merely 3ml blood can empower you
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A busy day at work, a painful commute or a long evening out can leave you feeling drained, sick and upset. What gives? Microstressors such as these directly affects the level of cortisol in your body, which can cause fatigue and exhaustion. “Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone secreted by the adrenal gland, which controls blood sugar levels, regulates metabolism, helps reduce inflammation, and assists with memory formulation.
As a tropical country, Indian skin is likely to be dark due to greater exposure to sun rays and ultraviolet radiation. What few may know is that genes have a major role to play in developing such attributes. Skin colour or pigmentation in human beings ranges from dark brown to pale white, and depends on the level of melanin. Pheomelanin causes reddish yellow pigments, while eumelanin gives deep brown colour to the skin
Budget 2020-21: With Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman soon to announce the union budget, India’s health sector looks forward to better allocations for healthcare. Industry experts are of belief that increased spending in healthcare was one of the crucial areas that the government left unaddressed in last year’s budget. Despite pulling Ayushman Bharat in the government’s top agendas, there was no other major policy in the healthcare sector.
जनेटिसिस्ट प्रणव अनम बताते हैं कि सिर्फ आहार में पोषकों की कमी ही ऑस्टियोपोरोसिस की वजह नहीं होती. ये बीमारी माता-पिता से विरासत में भी मिल सकती है. उनके मुताबिक ऑस्टियोपोरोसिस के शिकार लोगों की पहचान करने में प्रिडिक्टिव जेनेटिक एनालिसिस महत्वपूर्ण हो सकती है और इससे ये निर्धारित करने में भी मदद मिल सकती है कि कोई उपचार कितना प्रभावी हो सकता है. जैसे अगर कोई लैक्टोज इंटॉलरेंट है और कैल्शियम को अवशोषित करने की दर कम है, तो व्यक्ति में बोन लॉस और ऑस्टियोपोरोटिक प्रवृत्तियों से निपटने के उपाय कम जोखिम वाले व्यक्ति से अलग होंगे.
मानसिक स्वास्थ्य खराब होने पर आज भी 44 फीसदी लोग डॉक्टर से संपर्क करने की बजाए तांत्रिकों या बाबाओं के पास जाना पसंद करते हैं। उन्हें लगता है कि इसका इलाज तांत्रिक के पास ही है। मानसिक स्वास्थ्य के प्रति लोगों की सोच आज भी जस की तस बनी हुई है। एक सर्वे से पता चला है कि 43 पर्सेंट लोग ही मानसिक बीमारियों को बीमारी समझते हैं और इलाज के लिए अस्पताल जाने की बात महसूस करते हैं। सर्वे के मुताबिक मानसिक बीमारियों के इलाज के लिए ज्यादातर लोगों के आसपास किसी तरह का कोई सेंटर नहीं हैं। 26 प्रतिशत लोगों को इलाज के लिए 50 किलोमीटर दूर तक जाना पड़ता है।
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