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Genetic Testing, DNA and Me

Genetic Testing, DNA and Me

I had my genetic testing done in May of 2017 so that I could register for any clinical trails that might be coming up for RP.  It was a simple blood test and my results were in fairly quickly.  Along with those results, however, a mystery was born.  This led me to ancestry.com’s DNA testing and even more mysteries from my past being solved and new family members found. The Result of my Genetic Test: Within the clinical report that…

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It’s All In The Genes: Genetics and Retinitis Pigmentosa

It’s All In The Genes: Genetics and Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa is caused by a genetic defect. Less than 1% of the worlds population are carriers of the effected genes and only 1 in 3500-4000 people will develop RP.  There are over 100 genetic mutations that have been found that cause RP so drilling down to each gene and how it manifests itself would be a bit more than I can handle.  I’m not great when it comes to science at the best of times but I will explain…

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