Dna Technology

As will be illustrated in this encyclopedia, technological developments in molecular genetics and genomics are impressive. Particularly relevant will be microarrays (discussed further in ''Classes of DNA Tests'') and nanotechnology. The latter will allow miniaturization of all steps in DNA testing. Small, compact analytical platforms will ensure mobility, thereby allowing DNA testing to move to the bedside or the consultant's office. This will have direct relevance to the emerging field of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics because it will allow health professionals to test individuals to determine their susceptibility to drugs, and, from this, to personalize various treatment regimens.[1,2] This will be discussed further under ''Classes of DNA tests.''

When the controversy about the patenting of human genetic sequences is settled, there is likelihood that commercial companies will have significant control over the range of DNA tests provided. This will be accomplished through licensing. Control will also be exerted through the development of kits. For these kits to be commercially viable, they will need to be user-friendly—and this, coupled with nanotechnology, will greatly expand the availability of DNA testing to health professionals.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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