24 April, 2019

Gene Analysis – “Today’s weapon, tomorrow’s victory”

World DNA Day was established and is celebrated on 25 April each year as it was on this date in 1953 that biologists Francis Crick and James Watson published their groundbreaking study of the chemical structure of DNA, which was the most important discovery of the 20th century. The celebration of the day started in the US but now has an international character, with multiple activities taking place every year to inform and raise public awareness about genetics and its importance in the modern fields of Medicine and Biology.

DNA is the genetic material of the cell of every living organism and contains the genes that contain all the information needed to make all the proteins needed by the organism. DNA is presented in the form of a double helix with each strand turning in the opposite direction. These two clones are held together by hydrogen bonds formed between their bases (Adenine (A), Thymine (T), Guanine (G), Cytosine (C) ). The DNA base sequence makes up the genetic message, which is the “genetic heritage” of every living organism.

The development of genetics and the understanding of the structure of DNA and its decoding has paved the way for the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention and treatment of various genetic diseases on a personalised level for each individual.

Genekor Medical SA has been active since the beginning of 2000 in the field of genetics and Molecular Biology, having performed thousands of DNA analyses related to hereditary predisposition, prognosis and treatment of multiple diseases with great success. It is supported by a strong team of scientists and researchers and its main objective is to provide the most modern services in the field of modern Genetics in order to personalize the treatment of each patient according to his/her unique genetic profile, which is the future of modern medicine.