Silverberry Newsletter, July 13, 2018

This week’s newsletter is all about preventing photoaging and the new Fitness Club Partnership Program.

Ours genes have a lot to do with how fast our skin shows signs of aging. Learn about the contributing genes, vitamins, and minerals and prevent photoaging.

Don't forget: The Silverberry Fitness Club Partnership Program is bringing DNA assessment to gyms and fitness centres.

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

Gene Spotlight

The sun is out! Protect your skin from photoaging ☀︎ 

Up to 90% of the visible signs of aging and most types of skin cancer are caused by UV rays of the sun. Long-term sun exposure can cause premature aging of the skin, which encompasses various skin troubles such as wrinkles, pigmentation, and sun spots.

This is known as photoaging and the rate at which it happens is influenced by our genes.

Silverberry Fitness Club Partnership Program

The Fitness Club Partnership Program is pleased to bring DNA assessment to gyms and fitness centres that would like to offer the latest advancements in science and technology to their members. Along with the Certification Course, wellness coaches and personal trainers can create personalized fitness plans with genetic assessment to optimize results.


Silverberry Genomix Hackathon

Illumina Accelerator joins hackathon!

With great enthusiasm, Silverberry Genomix welcomes Illumina Accelerator to the panel of judges at the Silverberry DNA Hackathon!

The Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory is a proven and trusted partner in the new era of using genomic information to make critical health care decisions, and offers a comprehensive portfolio of clinical whole-genome sequencing tests intended to help both diagnose and assess risk for certain genetic diseases.


Don't miss this special event!

TheSilverberry 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


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Genes Making Waves

Gene editing prevents deafness in mice.

A Harvard and MIT study has been able to prevent progressive hearing loss in mice with a genetic mutation that bound them for hearing loss, with a single injection. Could this lead the way for prevention of hereditary hearing loss in humans?
[The Guardian]

Personalized medicine: Why one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to cancer treatment.

Genetic testing at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute was able to identify a specific mutation in a cancerous tumor, the right type for a targeted drug. This saved the life of a 71 year old with stage IIIA lung cancer, opening the door to further research and expansion of personalized medicine.
[U.S. News]

Can the genes behind tanning help us understand the onset of skin cancer?

King’s College of London has led a large study with data from over 200,000 people that discovered genes influencing whether our skin sun tans or burns. Many of the discovered genes were found to be involved in skin cancer, linking scientists’ understanding of the genes behind tanning with the onset of skin cancer. 

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