Genetics 101

Precision in Genetic Testing: High-definition for more accurate results and better outcomes

Rapid advances in DNA technology now allow us the opportunity to peak inside our genes, glimpsing information that reaches beyond what is outward apparent in eye colour, height, or the ability to form blood clots. A plethora of genetic testing companies have sprung up, offering services that predict everything from [...]

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Wondering why you cannot tolerate antidepressants? SSRIs can cause Serotonin Syndrome

Many people diagnosed with depression cannot tolerate antidepressants even at low doses. Sometimes medications have the potential to do more harm than good – if your body cannot tolerate them. To treat the symptoms of depression, patients often try different medications to no avail; nothing seems to work. In [...]

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Marijuana Addiction & Your Genes

In this current age of marijuana decriminalization, both in Canada and the United States, you often hear conflicting claims purporting the addictiveness – or lack thereof – of marijuana. In our contemporary era of hyper-polarized debates, where do you go for reliable information? The answer – your genetic makeup [...]

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