Personal genomes may lead to vitamin supplements

Personal genomes may lead to vitamin supplements

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have found a welcome reason to delve into your genetic heritage: to find the slight genetic flaws that can be fixed with remedies as simple as vitamin or mineral supplements. In a report in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), CCB affiliate Jasper Rine and colleagues find that there are many genetic differences that make people’s enzymes less efficient than normal, and that simple supplementation with vitamins can often restore some of these deficient enzymes to full working order. Read more »

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