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Do not! At ADNTRO we want to democratize access to DNA. We take care of the complicated part and give you the results in a simple and explained way so that everyone can enjoy their results. You can always delve into the detailed sections that we put next to the results.
We look at what makes you different, to be precise we look at the most common known variations among humans called SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). A SNP is a genetic marker, that is, a position in your DNA associated with certain phenotypes; We analyzed 750,000 of these genetic markers.
At ADNTRO we use the Illumina “GSA array” chip, which is a collection of microscopic DNA dots attached to a solid surface. Scientists use DNA microarrays to measure the expression levels of large numbers of genes simultaneously.
It is sent to the lab, which is located in Denmark and paid for in advance with our home kit. DNA is extracted from your sample and then genotyped using a technology called microarrays.
The quality of our RAW data is accurate to 99% of the correct genotypes; when in doubt, an "NC" appears in your data, which means "do not call" if the genotype did not pass the predefined precision threshold.
Additionally, our algorithms compare your sample to a public database known as 1000 Genome Project, which is currently used as a reference in microarray design. This comparison allows us to provide you with a relative result of your reference population (for example, the European population) and determine your predisposition to certain traits in relative terms.
Genetic predisposition or genetic susceptibility is the genetic mass capable of influencing the phenotype of a person, population or species. The phenotype is known as the environment-dependent genotype (DNA) expression. It is the visible manifestation of the genotype and refers to any characteristic or trait of a person; implies morphology, physiology, behavior, biochemical properties, etc.
Therefore, genetic predisposition is the increase or decrease in the probability of disease, behavior, etc. according to genetics. Through SNPs and following a multiplicative mathematical model with exceptions such as haplotypes, it is possible to calculate the risk that a particular person could have in the development of a disease, using frequency and allelic frequencies.
Of course! The saliva sample is 0% invasive and does not pose any risk to your health or the baby's. It is totally safe and also the test result will not be affected by your baby's genetics.
The privacy of your sample is absolute. Our purpose is to help you to discover your genetics and personalize your well-being. Below, you will find a summary of the most relevant information at the privacy level. However, when activating the sample, we recommend you to entirely read the legal informed consent:
- We do not sell your data to anyone. Your genetic data belongs only to you and it is kept private and stored in EU servers.
- The only link between your sample and you will be an email that you need to register the sample in order to access to your results.
- The DNA sample would be destroyed right after it is analysed in the laboratory.
- We use aggregate data from all the samples along with public databases such as 1000G to improve your results in assessing Risk Scores (genetic predisposition). We do not share your data with other users unless you ask for it.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to be your partner in this genetic journey with an approach that has never been taken before.
Yes, you can buy the kit with your email to make a gift, without any problem.
The person who receives the gift and takes the sample will have to do the activation with their own email, which is independent of the purchase email.
To send the sample to the laboratory, if you choose the standard shipment, will only have to leave it at any post office or in a mailbox. If you select Premium shipping, the person would have to leave it at a UPS access point and, as long as the country of purchase is the same from which the sample is going to be shipped, there is no problem.
Annual Plan-Automatic Renewal: When you join this plan, you will be extended one year on top of your current subscription and will be charged when the first year ends. (This will have to be done individually for each of your samples if you have more than one in the same account).
For life : If you join this plan, your access will be extended for life (you will have to do this individually for each of your samples if you have more than one on the same account).