Kochi: Bengaluru based VieRoots Wellness Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has launched VieGenomics, a genetic profiling test that helps in discovering an individual’s genetic predispositions and taking preventive measures. It’s the first time genetic profiling test, which is popular in the western countries, is being launched in Kerala.
Viegenomics is a brand promoted by Vieroots for testing the gene for understanding the genetic predisposition of a person. A genetic predisposition (sometimes also called genetic susceptibility) is an increased likelihood of developing a particular disease based on a person& genetic makeup. A genetic predisposition results from specific genetic variations that are often inherited from a parent. These genetic changes contribute to the development of a disease but do not directly cause it. Some people with a predisposing genetic variation will never get the disease while others will, even within the same family. Changes in many genes, each with a small effect, may underlie susceptibility to many common diseases, including cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and mental illness.