No one could blame you this year for suspecting that Mother Nature is a little angry with the human race, but the inarguable fact of the matter is that we know vastly more now than ever before about why we get sick, diseases and the best ways to prevent illnesses.
And we have three letters to thank for that: D, N and A.
Well, not DNA, which has been around since life itself, of course, but our newfound ability to read and map our genes and make predictions about how they make us more or less susceptible to certain medical issues. The strides we’ve made since using our DNA to learn where our ancestors are from have led to bigger leaps in medical knowledge than we’ve ever been able to make before.
AncestryHealth® is taking its genetic genealogy services to the next logical step, using your DNA and its next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology to keep you fully informed about your health risks and what steps you can take so you and your family may be able to live the longest, healthiest, happiest lives possible. Using your DNA, AncestryHealth® can tell you if you’re at higher risk for inherited breast cancer, colon cancer, blood clots, heart disease and more. Once you receive your results, you’ll learn what you can do about your health risks, which can help you at your next consultation with your family doctor. (AncestryHealth® relies on highly trained and board-certified physicians and genetic counselors to process your results and help you understand what they mean for you.)
AncestryHealth’s® benefits aren’t just something for you to consult before your biannual physicals, either. The results of your genetic studies can shed profound light on the health of and potential issues for your children, grandchildren, siblings and parents. Thanks to AncestryHealth’s® family health features, you can flesh out a fully informed genetic family health tree and share the results easily with your health care provider, if you so choose. (AncestryHealth® knows there’s no more serious and personal matter than your and your family’s health, and it abides by a strict privacy protocol.)
Along with your genetic health assessment, AncestryHealth® gives you your ethnic origins and genetically influenced personal traits, so you’re getting the benefits of many other DNA genealogy services on top of all your actionable genetic health results.
Best of all, now through December 31, AncestryHealth® will be on sale for $99.
Disclaimer: The tests offered by AncestryHealth® are physician-ordered and are not diagnostic. The tests are not reviewed or approved by the FDA and are not available in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Guam. See Ancestry.com for additional details.