What are the benefits of Genovate DNA tests?
The Power of DNA
DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the genetic code that determines all the characteristics of humans and almost all other organisms. We inherit our DNA from our parents, and we each have a unique DNA profile.
Your DNA is what makes you who you are. It is the code for everything about you, from your hair colour, to your tastes and preferences, to your sporting ability and personality, to your risk of disease.
The human genome is composed of approximately 3 billion nucleotides (the building blocks of your DNA) organized into structures called chromosomes. On average, your DNA sequence is 99.5% similar to any other human, but even just a difference of 0.1% equates to about 3 million nucleotide differences! These differences are often just a single nucleotide change (known as a SNP) or variation in a short repeat section (known as an STR). But some changes affect a much larger region of DNA, when an entire section is added, deleted, inverted or duplicated (e.g. an extra copy of part or all of chromosome 21 in an individual with Down syndrome).
Understanding your DNA can help you to identify health complications and select the best medication option. Knowledge of your genetic variation helps you to improve your health, lose weight, and optimize your nutrition and fitness. Your DNA is also the link to your family and all of your ancestors. DNA analyses can confirm a close biological relationship (e.g. paternity), or trace back through the generations to determine your origins and ethnic background.
Why choose Genovate?
Simple and painless
We offer in-depth genetic analyses from just a simple and painless mouth swab. There is no need to leave home or make a doctor’s appointment. Simply order your kit online, quickly collect your DNA sample and return it to us for testing. Your results will be sent to you be mail or email, and are available online 24/7 on our secure platform.
No age or health restrictions
The DNA inside nearly every cell in your body is the DNA that you were born with. It doesn’t change, no matter your age, your health, or what you ate this morning. This means we can analyze the DNA from a newborn baby, a child or an adult, and those DNA results are valid for life. There is no need to come back next year for a recheck.
All of the DNA analyses are conducted at our fully accredited state-of-the-art laboratory. We have been conducting genetic analyses for close to 20 years for individuals, courts of law and government agencies, so you can count on us for accurate results.
Every genetic test includes a full report, explaining exactly what your DNA means to you. This could be the truth about a biological relationship, the knowledge of your ethnic background, an understanding of your disease risk, or how your genes influence your nutritional health and athletic ability.
What is in a Genovate DNA kit?
Every kit contains all the supplies you need for collecting DNA and sending it back to our lab:
• Detailed instructions •
• Sterile mouth swabs •
• Registration slip with your unique code •
• Pre-paid return envelope •