September 8, 2008

Scottsdale Genomics Seminar First Ever, Anywhere

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Scottsdale businesses Saturday (September 13) inaugurate what they believe to be the first public wellness workshop series to allow people to explore the intersection between personal genomics and individual health.

"DNA and Your Health" is a half-day seminar at New Vision Spiritual Growth Center taught by two experts in their respective fields. They are Dr. Anne Marie Fine, a naturopathic primary care physician, and Dr. Donald N. Yates, principal investigator of DNA Testing Systems, retired professor and author of When Scotland Was Jewish: DNA Evidence Shows Twelfth Century Semitic Roots.

The format combines class discussion with presentations on history, genetic ancestry, genes and medicine, and risk assessment for proactive health choices. Learning modules range from "SNPs: Genes That Influence Your Health" to "The Seven Daughters of Eve and Disease Linkages to Your DNA."

Participants will each receive two painless, non-invasive tests. Dr. Yates's company is providing a swab test whose results indicate where your ancestors likely originated, and what your ethnic ancestry mix might be. Dr. Fine will measure a range of individual health factors with an in-office test known as bio-impedance.

"You will have a chance to become one of the first people in history to map out a personal health plan according to the unique, individual set of genes you receive from your parents and ancestors," said Dr. Fine. "It's a totally new opportunity."

DNA Testing Systems developed the DNA Fingerprint Test two years ago. The home test kit is superior to earlier ones in looking at your entire ancestry, not just your mother's female line or father's Y chromosome.

Dr. Fine was an early adopter of genomics testing. She has prescribed SNP panels in her practice since their introduction into clinical use five years ago. SNP (pronounced "snip") stands for single nucleotide polymorphism, a location on our genes where we differ from others, and which may make us more susceptible to environmental toxins, heart disease, cancer or the need for a certain diet.

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DNA Testing Systems

CONTACT: Dr. Donald N. Yates, principal investigator of DNA TestingSystems, +1-480-292-9820, [email protected]; or Dr. Anne Marie Fine,+1-480-657-8633, [email protected], for DNA Testing Systems

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