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Changing Lives Through DNA Genetic Testing
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Nature vs. Nurture: A Matter of Personal Taste

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2018 11:08:21 AM / by Rom Zarchi posted in Genetic Testing 2 min read time

The clock strikes twelve. Dead of midnight. With no one around to judge, you make your way to the fridge to officiate the sweet-end to a stressful and sweaty day. And there it is; your favorite food, the one you’d rather not think of as a dessert even though it’s ridiculously packed with sugar. You smuggle it like contraband back to the couch but on the way there, you catch a glimpse of your reflection in the hallway mirror. It’s not an inspiring look, and you can’t help but wonder, why am I like this? Should I be eating this? Am I hardwired to eat junk around midnight or has it just been a long day? It’s enough to get you thinking about it. It might even be enough to keep you awake later than you planned. And it’s not just you, but also me and most everyone within close range of a promising fridge or anyone with some stress on their plate.



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Happy DNA Day -- The 15th Anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2018 2:14:31 PM / by The AGS Team posted in genome, Genetic Testing 1 min read time

Today, April 25th, 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the completion of the mapping of the Human Genome. Advanced Genomic Solutions (AGS) is proud to be working with individuals and businesses that are now able to reap the benefits of this milestone. In the beginning, who knew that with a simple swab of your cheek (and complete confidentiality in the case of AGS clients), you would be able to see your SNPs and results in a way that can enable people to exercise and eat based upon their unique genes? .



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2018 A New Year

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2017 5:55:55 PM / by Kelly Harkins posted in Genetic Testing, Health & Wellness Test, DNA Testing, lance bennett 4 min read time

Make Optimal Health Your New Year's Resolution. AGS now offers two genetic tests to kick off the New Year right --  based on your genes, your goals, and your budget.  

 

The New Year is rapidly approaching and many of us are indulging in retrospection and reevaluating some of our life choices. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they would make throughout this past year. In our post from last New Year's Blog, we quoted facts that approximately 48% of people have had some success with resolutions, while the other 42% have not, and fail every year. Well, now’s your chance to sit down and prepare a list of important lifestyle changes you want to make -- and we're here to help.



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7 Ways to use your FSA Funds before you lose them

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 9:39:46 AM / by Lance Bennett posted in Genetic Testing, Flexible Spending Accounts 2 min read time

Flex spending accounts (FSAs) can offer a lot of freedom in how we pay for health care, but many people don't realize that not all of the money in the account can be carried over to the following year. Many employers only allow $500 to be carried over annually, which means that if you don't spend your money, you could lose out on it.

FSA money can be used for many qualified purchases. Here are seven ways to get the most out of your FSA spending money before the end of the year.



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COMT Gene, Worriers and Warriors

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2017 4:22:41 PM / by James McGivern posted in Allele's, Genetic Testing 2 min read time

Many of us live fast-paced and stressful lives:

From the classroom to the workplace, it's not uncommon for people to describe their working-lives as a pressure cooker. Some people handle this challenge well – even thrive on it – while others may experience burn-out, including negative physical and mental side-effects.

 

These two personality types – commonly dubbed “worriers and warriors” – made it into the spotlight over the last couple of years, as we begin to look at how these pressures affect us in an increasingly fast paced world.



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