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DNA Skin Care Kit

DNA Skin Care Kit

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Know Your Gene to Get the Glow of Your Skin Back

Like most other genetic tests that help you discover a better version of yourself, the BioCertica DNA Skin Care test helps you better analyze your genes to take care of your skin. Skin aging is a common phenomenon every woman faces after a certain age, and the two most important factors involved in skin aging are hereditary and environmental factors. The BioCertica Skin Care test doesn’t only fight both these factors, but also helps you with your antioxidant status, repair dynamics, pigmentation, and sun sensitivity.

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    BioCertica uses end-to-end encryption to securely lock away your DNA information.

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    Let's talk about security. With end-to-end encryption you can sleep easy at night knowing that only you sit on the keys to unlock and share your information.

    What can I expect from the DNA Skin Care Kit?

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    The BioCertica Skin Care test will give a detailed overview of your skin, and once you get the results, our expert dermatologists are ready to assist you with the skincare routine and nutrients that can help you improve your skin health. Healthy and glowing skin doesn’t only make us look fresh inside out but also plays a key role in elevating our overall appearance. If you care for your skin and want to protect it from harmful rays, you should invest in the BioCertica DNA Skin Care Kit.

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    Benefits of DNA Skincare Kit

    A DNA Skin Care kit has several benefits as it covers a large list of traits, including
    the following:

    - Risk of developing acne
    - Antioxidant enzymes
    - Folate
    - Risk of developing freckles
    - Omega 3 and Omega 6
    - Protection against skin condition called Rosacea that causes redness on the face
    - Advanced glycation end product
    - Protection from developing stretch marks
    - Tanning ability
    - Risk of developing varicose veins

    The above traits help you understand your skin better and provide a solution for the risks and skin-related issues.

    Checking for Deficiencies

    The BioCertica DNA Skin Care test doesn't only analyze your genes but also helps you find the underlying deficiencies in your body that cause different medical skin conditions.

    This DNA kit also covers the following traits to learn which vitamins are enough in your body and which vitamins are lacking:

    - Vitamin A
    - Vitamin B12
    - Vitamin B6
    - Vitamin C
    - Vitamin D
    - Vitamin E

    The science behind it

    BioCertica provides genetic reports for 75 traits for which it assesses the genetic predisposition based on peer-reviewed scientific studies. These 75 traits are distributed across multiple topic-based packages, but you can read more about this in previous sections.

    The critical question we want to answer here is how we estimate the genetic predisposition for those 75 traits. We are proud to inform you that we are the first African-based direct-to-consumer genetic testing company to estimate genetic predisposition to various traits and diseases using the polygenic risk scoring methodology. 

    We will tell you more about the polygenic risk scoring methodology in a bit. Before that, to underline that most of today’s genetic risk scoring reporting is based on individual genetic variants that are found to be associated with a given trait. For example, let’s say a genetic variant associated with whether you can detect bitter taste or not or similar traits controlled by single genetic variants. 

    The problem starts once you want to assess the genetic risk for so-called complex traits and diseases such as for example the genetic risk for heart attack. You might ask why. The problem with complex diseases is that those are not determined by one single gene but by dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of genetic variants, and not all of those genetic variants have equal contributions. In those cases, how do we estimate the risk for that kind of disease? 

    Well, to handle those complex traits, we at BioCertica, as already mentioned, implemented the polygenic risk score methodology. Polygenic risk scoring methodology leverages the wealth of scientific knowledge accumulated through hundreds of genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Thousands of individuals were tested in GWAS to identify genetic variants associated with any disease or trait. These studies are the bedrock for building polygenic risk scores for any trait. Important to note that here we talk about peer-reviewed studies published in the leading scientific journals.

    For our purposes, we leverage two primary databases: the PGS Catalog and GWAS Catalog, that contain information about traits, studies, and genetic variants based on which we at BioCertica build our products. These databases are managed by leading scientific institutions such as European Molecular Biology Laboratory and European Bioinformatics Institute. In addition, traits and studies reported in these databases pass an additional layer of peer-reviewed process. This is the reason why we use these databases as the primary source for building our new products.

    However, in order to leverage the potential of PGS and GWAS Catalogs, we at BioCertica had to develop a series of tools to enrich our originally produced genotype data from our users. This means that we implemented an in-house genotype imputation procedure to sufficiently enrich our users' genotype data to leverage the potential of the polygenic risk score methodology.

    ‘Wow! I am absolutely floored by the detailed representation of ME!’

    Tamaryn Leigh Buchner - Another satisfied customer

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      We work with nationwide delivery partners and your kit is usually shipped the same day.

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