The objective in consumer genetic testing is to obtain the SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism). The SNP, pronounced, “snip”, is a change in specific places along the nucleotide sequence. Polymorphisms can vary from person to person and are responsible for your individual differences, resulting in how you look and respond to your environment.
Translation from genetics (the genetic language) to proteomics (the language of amino acids) enables us to identify the function of the gene and the instructions programmed by the gene in order to provide the proper stimuli.
SNP analysis identifies a single nucleotide on one strand of DNA. Full-sequence analysis - like we use at Simplified Genetics - identifies the sequence and gathers substantial data to cross-reference the SNP so that we can ensure accuracy of your lab results..