Two people with same two genes differ in risks of cancer or autoimmune disease – “nurture” constantly affects “nature”. Precision medicine diagnostic tests help to find individual risks of cancer and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Anita Goel, founder of Gene-RADAR and Nanobiosym.
I like think that your DNA is like a piano. Dr. Anita Goel, MD. Your information is not just in your genes. It is how they turn on and off. The environment determines how those genes are modulated. It's that interplay of the information in the DNA piano and the environment that determines the music that's played by an organism. Two people with the same cancer oncogene could be almost identical genetically. But one patient could develop cancer and the other wouldn’t. Dr. Anita Goel, MD. It could be totally a function of some of the environmental knobs or parameters. With Gene-RADAR we are developing a way to get real-time information about your DNA and RNA markers. This is a way to give you genomic information on demand. So you can fine-tune your health, your wellness, your efficiency, your fitness. This is based on information that you are able to capture about yourself in real time. It is not just the genes you're born with. It is not just a predestined kind of clockwork expression of those genes. Dr. Anita Goel, MD. It's an interplay of that information plus the information that's embedded in the environment that's determining how the music gets played. Certainly, if we have better tools to become aware of this interplay and of our genetic boundary conditions, we can optimize our trajectories. Dr. Anton Titov, MD.