Many people are not aware that their DNA changes over time. Because DNA can be used for identification purposes, people assume that it remains the same over the course of their life. Although the pattern of the nucleotides (AGCT) doesn’t change, a process called DNA methylation describes the important changes that can occur and have been associated with the appearance of various medical conditions. An entire field of science, epigenetics, studies DNA and how it chemically changes.
Every day, we encounter numerous factors that change our DNA including the sun’s radiation, pollution, chemicals in our foods and surroundings, and even stress. These DNA changes contribute to the expression of genetic and lifestyle-linked diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autism and a long list of others. Many of these diseases are incurable, but with the rapid progress that genetic research is making, this is changing.
Already, DNA is being used therapeutically, and its usage is becoming an integral part of precision medicine. Stem cell research has identified ways to deliver therapeutic DNA to specific sites in your body. DNA is central to disease prevention and treatment.
Because DNA changes as a result of daily exposure to things beyond our control, it’s best to start storing DNA as soon as possible in a person’s life. Newborn DNA is perhaps the most pure and unaltered form of DNA that a human will ever possess.
Some people professionally store their newborn’s DNA and stem cells by hiring a company to professionally freeze the child’s umbilical cord blood and umbilical tissue. However, the cost of such processes costs thousands of dollars upfront, not to mention the annual fees for on-going cryogenic (freezing) costs.
Now, thanks to the GENiSYSS DNA Vault, you can store your newborn’s DNA easily and inexpensively, while keeping it safely in your own possession. We recommend that you continue to take new DNA samples as your child grows into adulthood, capturing an important DNA history, together with information on the digital memory. This provides data that can help provide an accurate DNA interpretation for more precise diagnosis and treatment of illnesses later in life.
Although stem cell research continues to expand and improve the success of medical treatments for incurable diseases, DNA research is rapidly discovering alternatives that work together or independently of stem cell methods. Now, the simple act of storing your newborn’s and your whole family’s DNA is both affordable and on the cutting edge of medical science.
Why YOU need to store DNA
As genomic sequencing, the process of analyzing your DNA, continues to rapidly decrease in cost, DNA’s role in our daily lives is increasing in importance. Already, global corporations are using DNA
to develop more personalized products. Proctor & Gamble has become a leader in utilizing genomics to make diapers that guard against rashes and improved dandruff shampoo. It’s within reason that soon lotions may be developed that are matched to your DNA type, making them more effective.
There will be greater insight into the genetic relationship between intelligence, longevity, and health, giving birth to new cosmetics and bio-based products. There will be advances in vaccines and better detection of infectious pathogens by clinics and hospitals. The possibilities are only limited by imagination.
The field of nutrigenomics is addressing digestive disorders, including Crohn’s disease. It has also shown promise in designing fitness plans that are better suited to the individual. For example, “carbo-loading” works well for some before a workout. For others, it has a damaging effect. By understanding your DNA, you can determine the most effective plan that is matched to you and your genetics.
Drug matching is another arena where DNA can save money for the patient, the clinicians, insurance companies and care facilities. Some drugs work well for the general population, but some are simply not effective for others. Rather than hunting for the best solution through trial and error, DNA can identify which drug will work best for you.
It’s important to start storing your own DNA immediately, no matter what your age. Take a sample of your DNA now, then take another sample a few years later. By taking multiple DNA samples over time, you can help diagnosticians see when, where, and how the DNA changes in your genome have occurred.
Within this decade, medicine will know a great deal more about DNA and how to use it to treat and prevent disease. Daily products, such as cosmetics, will be better aligned with your DNA. Dietitians will be better equipped to tailor nutrition plans according to your DNA. Be prepared by having a complete history of your DNA over your lifetime.
Plus, your DNA history will benefit your children and future generations. Again, DNA research is progressing so rapidly that we simply don’t know what will be common knowledge in just a few years time. Your DNA may prove valuable as a benchmark or possibly as a treatment for family members.
How does the DNA Vault work?
GENiSYSS DNA Vaults use a patented material that kills all bacteria and viruses that come into contact with it. Simply apply a drop of blood to the material, the blood will dry in a matter of seconds, and your entire genome is safe for years to come. In fact, we have not yet reached the half-life for its viability – our current research has shown that the DNA remains intact for two decades. When you need a sample of DNA taken from earlier in your life, it’s there, ready to be sequenced and analyzed by a laboratory. In the meantime, it’s in your possession. You can keep it safely in your home or your safety deposit box.
Because the GENiSYSS DNA Vault combines DNA storage together with digital data, saving important digital information is easy and secure. Our digital memory contains an encrypted, password-protected software that walks you through the important lifestyle and medical information that you should keep on your DNA Vault.
Once you have stored all of your important data, there’s additional space to store sentimental files, such as family photos, videos, audio files, and even your family tree and genealogy information. Essentially, you’re creating a time capsule that contains your physical DNA and the stories and pictures that are meaningful in your life. One Family DNA Vault can store the entire family’s DNA and personal history.
More About DNA Changes
We’ve known for a long time that the sun’s radiation is damaging to our skin. We know that cigarettes can cause cancer. We know that water and air pollution contribute to a variety of health problems.
What many don’t realize is that chemicals are present in our pots and pans, in fabrics, carpets, paint, cosmetics and almost anything that we may come in contact with on a daily basis.
We are now discovering that the line between physical damage and psychological damage is blurring due to DNA’s role. In addition to the sun’s radiation and chemicals that we are exposed to, stress can cause DNA changes. Prolonged and extreme stress can damage an individual’s DNA. So, could that include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Anxiety? Depression?
We are in a unique period of time, where scientific discoveries are being revealed at an exponential rate. It’s a continual process of learning how we are damaging our bodies on a daily basis.
An entire field of science, epigenetics, studies DNA and how DNA changes, chemically, over time. Although the pattern of the nucleotides (AGCT) does not change, a process called methylation is tied to the appearance of various medical conditions. Everyday, we are learning how DNA changes impact our lives and how to use genetic information to improve our lives and the lives of our loved ones.