Ancestry is about to deal with picturing people genetic health conditions with its AncestryHealthGokul Saravanan (Author) Published Date : Oct 17, 2019 04:46 IST
How would you like to find the possible health conditions of your family? Are you taking them to a regular health check-up or a test for hereditary diseases? Well, you could have gone either way. But, how about analyzing your genetic health conditions and draw a pattern to predict your possibility for the same?
Ancestry, the famous geology giant, formally known for tracing genealogical records of people on request, has revealed two new gene testing methods similar to 23andMe. The DNA testing company seems it’s about to through focus on the health sector rather than tracing and building family trees for people.
With more than 16 million family history records and user-created family trees, Ancestry has become the most extensive database for genealogy. Ancestry is taking its overwhelmed genealogical data of people across the world to find their consumers’ health defects across generations with its new plan called AncestryHealth. With AncestryHealth, one can predict possible carrier conditions by analyzing their family tree’s health conditions.
As per the information provided by AncestryHealth, there are two plans. They are AncestryHealth Core and Ancestry Health Plus. From AncestryHealth Core, a customer of Ancestry can get their carrier status reports. The carrier status reports deal with cystic fibrosis, cancers that inherited from ancestors, heart disease, and nutrients defects. Those reports are not more than doctors ask for to know their patients’ family health conditions. So, one can take these reports to their doctors while consulting. The existing customers of AncestryDNA could utilize one of this plan for just $49, while the newbies need to pay $ 149.
In contrast with AncestryHealth Core, AncestryHealth Plus will deal with more information to provide, as the plan was designed to offer more reports following technological development. Unlike the standard AncestryDNA test and genotyping technology core, this Plus test will be a result of next-generation sequencing technology that specifically looks for a gene’s exome, a particular protein-encoding. The test results will take 6-8 weeks to reach a customer’s hands. This test will roughly cost $199 as it will provide valuable quarterly or half-yearly updates in addition to reference educational resources. In addition to the reports on hereditary diseases, it also comes with wellness screening that will say about one’s Lactose tolerance, caffeine metabolism, and more.
The test will look for hereditary diseases like breast, ovarian, and colon cancer, heart-related problems that are transferred across generations Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Hemochromatosis, Thrombophilia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Cystic Fibrosis, and Tay-Sachs Disease.
Upon ordering AncestryHealth tests, a customer of Ancestry could be connected to any public physician through the PWNHealth network to obtain the DNA samples. This move of Ancestry is entirely a new route to get a DNA sample and save time, unlike other DNA testing companies. Though this idea of this genealogy giant is not a sudden surprise, it might have given a big blow to the rest of genealogy companies, particularly for 23andMe. Thus the race for dominating the world of DNA testing has just been fueled.
Ancestry is about to deal with picturing people genetic health conditions with its AncestryHealth