SNPs

Each time a cell divides, it makes a copy of its DNA to pass onto the new cells. Sometimes the cell makes a mistake during this copying process, which results in variations in the DNA sequence at certain locations. These are known as single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs.

It is these SNPs that make us all unique. They can influence a range of things from appearance to susceptibility to certain diseases and the body’s response to drugs. You inherit your SNPs from your parents and you will share SNPs with many members of your extended family, although the further along the family tree you go, the fewer SNPs will match. This is why they can be used to indicate how closely related you are to another person.

Our predictive genetic tests help determine if you are at an increased risk of developing SNPs