Our DNA is composed of a sequence of nucleotides, or repeating units comprised of three basic components: a phosphate group, a pentose sugar (deoxyribose) and a nitrogenous base. Nitrogenous bases are the variable components of the DNA: they are Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine and Thymine and they repeat randomly through the polynucleotide chain. A gene then is a long sequence of DNA containing the informations needed to the development of an individual coded with a triplets code based on the four bases sequence. The genes set constitute each living being genetic heritage.
The totality of all the genetic information inside the nucleus of our cells
The DNA inside the nucleus is organized in complex three dimensional structures called chromosomes. Man has 46 chromosomes organized into 23 pairs, of which the last one determines an individual sex. The totality of the chromosomes forms the karyotype
An SNP (Single karyotype polymorphism or, simply, polymorphism) is a change at the level of a single nitrogenous base of the DNA. About 99,9% of human genome is identical in all individuals, the remainig 0,1% is what differentiates between each other. Most of this variability is caused specifically by the presence of polymorphisms in the DNA. Polymorphisms can influence an organism response to specific environmental conditions and be an indication to predict each individual risk to develop a specific disorder. For example they can influence specific sugars methabolism (lactose, glucose) leading to the tendency to develop food intolerances; change the defense mechanisms against free radicals and oxidative stress; lead to collagen degradation and alter cutaneous elasticity causing premature wrinkles formation, other can lead to the development of specific illness as obesity or cardiovascular pathologies. Therefore knowing single bases alterations is important to predict the risk of developing specific pathologies.
The beauty genetic test is a non-invasive dna analisys that examines the skin susceptibility to toxic agents, uv rays and inflammation. the test will assess the genetic sensitivity of your skin to those factors that accelerate the aging process. the test results are included in a report that describes the 3 different predisposition levels (high, medium and low).
The test will be initially available in selected pharmacies for a price of € 265 euros for further information please contact our customer service on 02 4003 1404.
We recommend the beauty dna test to customers who wish or need to know the genetic susceptibility of their skin to environmental factors and seek to implement personalized prevention measures based on their genetic profile such as:
Coming soon: a nutrition dna test (to offer advice on dedicated diet programme, food intolerances and needs based on your genetic profile) and a performance test (to help you improve your physical performance and choose the most suitable sport based on your genetic profile ). many others will follow in the future.
The explanatory video tutorial is available on our homepage. In addition, the brochure included in the kit explains in details the entire process, from collection to delivery of the test. For further information you can contact our customer service on 02 4003 1404.
A sample of saliva, to be collected with the two buccal swabs included in the kit. Simply rub them on the inside of your cheeks, upper and lower lips and under the tongue for a minimum of 30 seconds. allow the pad to air dry for a few seconds and place it in its test tube.
To ensure that the analysis is carried out correctly
The sample should be stored in a dry environment, at room temperature (5°c - 25°c), away from heat sources, direct sunlight and open flames. It is recommended to ship the sample or deliver it to your trusted advisor within 4 days of collection
Please contact our customer service on 02 4003 1404 and state your kit code (placed on the adhesive labels on the qrcode card).
Delivering the sample is quick and easy and you can choose between two different delivery methods:
The shipping procedure is followed and tracked by our customer care so there is no margin of error
The dna is extracted from the mouth wall epithelial cells that ar trapped in the swab. Once extracted it is analyzed with next generation sequencing machines. Next generation sequencing techniques are sequencing methods that enable to identify the exact bases sequence composing the dna. Said techniques enable the parallel sequencing of a great number of samples, speed and greater accuracy in data processing than the previous techniques.
Your dna extracted from the saliva sample is sequenced with innovative illumina sequencing instrumentation. The data obtained are then analyzed using artificial intelligence techniques. The analysis is carried out in our laboratory in italy.
The test examines 52 genetic variants or snps present in genes associated with different aspects of skin physiology and the whole sequence of 2 genes related to melanoma predisposition.
Within 3-4 weeks from receipt of the sample in our laboratory you will be contacted by email and instructed to access your netgenomics.life reserved area, where you can download your report in pdf format.
The results produced have an accuracy rate higher than 99%.
The test is suitable to everyone but has no diagnostic purposes
Our certified laboratories in italy operate following high safety standard procedures. We treat your personal data in accordance with the principles of privacy, correctness, lawfulness and transparency established by art. 13 of the eu regulation 2016/679. Any personal information will be processed for the sole and exclusive purpose of performing the dna test correctly. Your biological samples and genetic data are subjected to encryption techniques that ensure the highest levels of security and anonymity; they are stored in protected premises and managed by authorized personnel only
No, it is illegal to treat someone else's dna without permission. The informed consent contains mandatory data and requires the handwritten signature of the person performing the test