To our fellow genetics and fitness enthusiasts,
We are pleased to announce the start of our weekly newsletter where we share important reminders, interesting articles related to health and genomics, and our "Genetic Trait Spotlight" to help you get the most out of your Wellness Reports.
We've got a lot going on in the upcoming months and the developments in genetics aren't slowing down either! Here's the latest on Silverberry, the world of wellness, and genetic advancements.
It's All About Vitamin D!
Did you know that vitamin D is associated with several aspects of our health? Multiple studies suggest a correlation between sun sensitivity, memory performance, depression, and how the body produces and uses vitamin D.
Join us at the IDEA Fit Convention
Silverberry will be exhibiting at the IDEA Fit Convention in San Diego from June 28th to June 30th! You can visit the expo for free, meet the Silverberry team, and join fellow personal trainers, health coaches, and innovators to learn about new technology and training tools.
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Genes Making Waves
Are we one step closer to directly targeting cancer cells?
UCLA scientists are now able to see the inner workings of telomerase, an important enzyme closely tied to cancer and aging, with near atomic resolution. Could this lead the way to the development of targeted drugs? [Science Daily]
Netflix series "Explained" releases an episode all about DNA.
A 20-minute episode entitled "Designer DNA" covers a bit of genetics, with a heavy focus on the new gene editing technology shaking up the industry [along with ethicists]. One of the researchers who discovered CRISPR, Jennifer Doudna, explains the tool she stumbled upon - a potential force for good, and evil. Sadly, the full episode is only for Netflix subscribers, but others can check out a clip at Vox. [Vox]
At-home DIY gene editing has people nervous.
Several companies are now offering gene therapies you can assemble at home and self-administer. [Popular Mechanics]
Former Nasa biochemist Josiah Zayner injects himself with a DIY gene therapy on live-stream internet to dramatically increase muscle mass. [The Guardian]