Questions and answers
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What is DNA?
Simply described, one can say that DNA is the carrier of biological information and acts as an ”instruction manual” for how to form various functional units that in turn control how an organism functions – ie. DNA determines the properties of the organism.
Where is DNA?
DNA is stored in the cell nucleus in all the cells of the body.
Is DNA the same as inheritance?
Yes, inheritance consists of long chains of interconnecting DNA molecules.
What can DNA be used for?
With the help of DNA you can read out what characteristics you carry and what health risks you may be facing in the future.
What is a gene?
A gene is a specific sequence of DNA that contains information that an organism carries – that is, the entire genetic mass.
What is a genome?
A genome is the total number of genes that an organism carries.
Do all people have the same genes?
To a large extent, people carry the same genes, but each gene may vary slightly. A phenomenon called genetic variation.
What does genetic variation mean?
There are small genetic variations that make each individual unique.
What is a genetic marker?
A genetic marker is a place in the genome that differs in different individuals.
What are genetic markers used for?
Genetic markers are used in DNA analyzes to determine how different individuals differ at the gene level. This information can, for example, used to determine if an individual has a higher need for a particular nutrient.
What Are Nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomics, or nutritional genomics in Swedish, is a field in genetic research and science that studies the relationship between the human genome and our nutritional turnover.
What can nutritional genomics be used for?
Nutritional genomics can be used to determine the body’s nutritional needs and what type of diet is appropriate for each individual.
Why can’t you just follow the Swedish Food Agency’s advice?
The general nutritional recommendations in the form of Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of vitamins and minerals offered by the National Food Agency are based on population level. It says nothing about what applies to each individual. Because each person is unique, it is therefore of value to find out what is right for you.
Can a DNA analysis help me with my training?
Yes, because all people carry different genes that control what kind of physical activity we are best suited for. A DNA analysis can help you choose the right form of training, which in turn leads to improved training results.