Silverberry Newsletter, June 22, 2018

This week’s newsletter is all about the vitamin C and joining the DNA-powered healthcare revolution.
Vitamin C is a pretty phenomenal vitamin, a multitasker, and a potent antioxidant. Find out what other traits it is connected to with this week's "Gene Spotlight."

Never been in a hackathon or don't know anything DNA? We've got the perfect opportunity for you! Come join the Silverberry DNA 24-hour hackathon in the Galvanize speakeasy.

Here's the latest on Silverberry, the world of wellness, and genetic advancements.


Gene Spotlight

Don't forget your daily dose of vitamin C!

Did you know that humans are one of the few mammals who have lost the ability to synthesize their own vitamin C? You’ve probably heard that vitamin C is important when it comes to fighting off a cold, but that’s not all it’s good at!

Our genes can actually influence how much of it we need to eat in order to get all the health benefits vitamin C offers.

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Silverberry Genomix Hackathon

Don't miss this special event!

The Silverberry Hackathon will bring together wellness enthusiasts like you, data scientists, developers, and designers, over an intense 24-hour period of creative explosion. 
Bring your enthusiasm and ideas! Learn from the experts while helping build the next generation of innovative DNA-powered health solutions! 
July 20-21, 2018 @ Galvanize   |   44 Tehama St, San Francisco CA   |   Read More


Join us at the IDEA Fit Conference

Silverberry will be exhibiting at the IDEA Fit Conference in San Diego, from June 28th to June 30th. You can join the expo for free and meet the Silverberry team (Booth #747 in the Nutrition area), learning about new technology and training tools among fellow personal trainers, health coaches, and innovators.


Pondering Your DNA Reports?

Facebook Group

Join us along with other Silverberry members to share your ideas, provide us with feedback, or ask your questions! 

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Silverberry Club Forum

Join fellow fitness enthusiasts and healthcare providers at the discussion forum.

Ask your questions here!


Genes Making Waves

Could drinking coffee save Type-2 diabetics from insulin injections?

Researchers in Switzerland are hoping to change the lives of diabetics by developing an implant that releases insulin when triggered by caffeine from coffee, tea, or energy drinks in the bloodstream. “According to [them], the future of diabetes will not be a shot in the arm after a meal, but a shot of espresso instead.” [The Guardian]


Are human herpesviruses involved in Alzheimer’s disease?

A new study funded by the NIH has found compelling evidence that human herpesviruses HHV-6A and HHV-7 could be involved in “regulatory genetic networks” that may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. [Medical News Today]


New Vox episode delves into why diets fail.

Vox has a new episode of its show, “Explained” on Netflix. In this one they look at the influence of marketing, food environments, and genes to explain why so many diets fail. [Vox]

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