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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Decoding My DNA With Nebula Genomics

Nebula Genomics is the only genetic test that decodes 100% of your DNA. Other DNA companies only test a small percentage of your DNA. Don't settle for less.

 I decided to test my DNA. I have seen so many of my friends and family post online about their genetic testing and have always thought it was cool to learn about your family history. I never thought that I would be writing about getting my DNA tested. To be honest, I never thought that I would get my DNA test. I just never had a desire to know about my DNA or family history. Those kinds of things just don't interest me. I really don't care about my family history or if certain diseases run in my family. I am a person of the present and if I want to learn about the history of my family, I just talk to my mom.

 These past couple of years, I have learned so much about all the relatives in my family through my weekly phone calls with my mom. My dad passed away 2 years ago and now my mom has more time to talk on the phone. My mom is a wealth of information and I have learned so much from her. My mom has shared with me stories about my grandfather that never really met as he died when I was two. In talking with my mom, I learned that my mom's side of the family had plenty of allergies and that is why I have a dairy allergy. I wonder if knowing this information would have helped me three years ago when I discover that a dairy allergy was the cause of my severe asthma issues.

Why I decided to test my DNA

 If you were to ask me why I decided to test my DNA, I think it is out of sheer curiosity. Maybe even knowing more about my future health. It might be cool to know where my ancestors are from, beyond England, Ireland, and Germany. So kind of like wanting to know what food and plants were causing my allergies, learning about my DNA might help me. I recently did an at-home blood test for food and plant allergies to manage my asthma better, so now I am going to decode my DNA with Nebula Genomics.

Nebula is the future of private and secure DNA testing. With next-generation sequencing and privacy-preserving technology, Nebula is able to provide more than the typical DNA testing service all while allowing the user to maintain complete ownership of their data. With Nebula's subscription service, users get weekly personalized updates direct from new genomic research and insights around how that research may relate to their unique genome. Reports include genetic traits, oral microbiome, ancestry as well as weekly updates based on the latest research that include polygenic scores.

Nebula Genomics has a new basic test kit and you can get $50 off the basic kit with the code SAVE50 through July 9th

The most accurate DNA test in the world to examine your ancestry, health, diet, and physical activity

When I read that a DNA test from Nebula Genomics could examine not only my ancestry but also my health, diet, and physical activity, I thought maybe it could help me with my future health. As you know, I am all about health and fitness. I live a healthy lifestyle as I want to protect my future health.

So that got me thinking. Maybe a test that looks at my DNA could give me insight into my future health. I might learn something from a DNA test that looks at my Whole Genome Sequencing. Then I could use the DNA information to better my health.

What Is Whole Genome Sequencing?

Whole Genome Sequencing decodes 100% of your DNA and fully unlocks your genetic blueprints. Other DNA testing companies only decode less than 0.02% of DNA. It is your genetic blueprint that helps you discover things like where your ancestors lived so you can discover more about your ancestry. Knowing your full DNA can also help you discover genetic mutations and other things about your health. Maybe my knowing my DNA blueprint might help me continue to manage my asthma naturally.

 A genetic test that decodes 100% of your DNA is called Whole Genome Sequencing. It includes the sequencing of all genes (coding regions), regulatory genomic regions, the Y chromosome (for males), and mitochondrial DNA. You can learn more about Whole Genome Sequencing (and genetics and genomics in general) on the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health.

How Do I Test My DNA?

To test your DNA, you have to first order a DNA testing kit. Once the kit for the DNA testing kit arrives at your home, you will need to register your DNA kit. The DNA kit has a unique identification number so that needs to be registered. Then you will be able to collect your DNA for the DNA test. Collecting your DNA is as easy as rubbing a swab inside your mouth. 

The collection of your DNA does not hurt. You are just rubbing a swab inside your mouth to scrape skin cells from the tissue in your checks. These swabs are placed into vials with tight lids and then into a secure package. The best part is you don't have to do any special preparation, like fasting, to perform the DNA collection test. 

 Then you mail the collection kit back to Nebula Genomics and wait for the results of your DNA testing. The DNA testing from Nebula Genomics is done with privacy-preserving technologies to protect your genetic information. So you have control over your genomic data. Did you know that other DNA companies sell customer genomic data?

Nebula Genomics has a new basic test kit and you can get $50 off the basic kit with the code SAVE50 through July 9th

Waiting For The Results of My DNA Testing

 It was super simple to collect my DNA sample. Then I took my DNA collection kit to the post office. Now I have to patiently wait for the results of my DNA testing. That can take 8 weeks. So once I get the DNA testing information I will update this article with my results. Will I discover new information about where my ancestors came from? Will I discover new health info? 

Head over to Nebula Genomics to order your DNA testing kit and discover what makes Nebula Genomics different from the other DNA testing companies. ~ Click on the below picture to get to the Nebula Genomics website


Ben said...

That is so awesome! I love how in-depth their process is. You can learn so much more.

The Super Mom Life said...

I did one of these tests last year. I learned so much and also found some relatives I didn't know existed.

Kathy said...

I've always wanted to do one of these tests. They seem like they would be so neat to have done. It's interesting what you can learn.

Kita Bryant said...

I apparently knew SQAUT about DNA tests as I had no clue. I'm glad I haven't done one yet because now I feel like I can choose a better option.

Chef Dennis said...

Wow! This kind of test is quiet exciting! I will check out Nebula Genomics and maybe discuss with my wife.

Gervin Khan said...

That is so interesting! Checking your DNA without an appointment and doing it at the comfort of your home is really great. Def a hustle-free service.

Scarlett Brooklyn said...

I'm so interested in this tech, I can't wait to try it for myself.

Ivan Jose | Dad On The Move said...

I'd be curious to know my ancestry, too. That would be super cool. I'd be interested to get this product, too.

Melanie Edjourian said...

These kits are supposed to be really good. My parents tried one and it was interesting to see the results.

Wren LaPorte said...

This is really cool! May have to look more into it.

Lynndee said...

I have been wanting to get the hubs one of those DNA kits. This is the first time that I've heard of this brand so thank you for the info. -LYNNDEE

melissa cushing said...

This is interesting.... I will have to check them out ;) I have had one DNA test and learned a lot from it. I think they are cool but my husband... he is weird about sending his DNA out to a company.. LOL

Lyanna Soria said...

Wow, that sounds interesting and I've always wanted to try something like this. It would be great to check out this DNA testing kits and wonderful what my results are.

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