Chromosome pair: two meters of DNA per cell

Chromosome pair

We have two copies of each chromosome. One is from the father and one from the mother. These two equal, but not identical chromosomes together form a  chromosome pair. This does not only work with humans, but with many other organisms. These are the so-called diploid organisms. 23 chromosome pairs A human body cell contains […]

Why is my hair turning gray?

Why is my hair turning gray?

Several studies have been conducted into scalp hair, in particular into the cause of the color and thickness, but also baldness. All these properties of the hair are caused by certain genes. Many of those genes work together to express themselves. For example, five different genes are active for the color of the hair, which […]

Allergies and DNA

Allergies and DNA

Strawberries, pollen, chocolate and even a jackhammer, lawnmowers or bumpy bus rides can cause hives, rashes or headaches in some people, leaving them feeling very tired. So these people get an allergic reaction. Omnigen is researching the DNA allergy test. Genes and allergies The cause of the allergic reaction has long been a mystery and appears […]

Why Omniyou Doesn’t Provide Information About Medical Conditions

Why Omniyou Doesn't Provide Information About Medical Conditions

A number of other providers of commercial DNA tests provide information about carrier status of hereditary disorders. This concerns, for example, very serious diseases such as cancer or untreatable disorders such as Alzheimer’s. Omniyou has deliberately chosen not to provide this type of highly sensitive information. We have a number of reasons for this. We […]

Identifying genetic substructures within the Dutch population

Identifying genetic substructures within the Dutch population

We at Omnigen are specialized in DNA research and analysis. We are most proud of our personalized DNA analysis and having said that, we are continuing to continue our research and expand our knowledge. One of our interns is currently conducting a study to identify genetic substructures within the Dutch population. A genetic substructure can […]

The button of the coffee machine: it’s in your genes

The button of the coffee machine: it's in your genes

“Coffee anyone?” is the question that is regularly asked at the Omnigen office. Almost everyone on team Omnigen drinks coffee, but the amount varies quite a bit. One is bouncing after two cups of coffee, the other drinks espresso all day and is still drowsy. Recognizable? The effect of caffeine is different for everyone. Genetic […]

DNA metabolism

DNA metabolism

A metabolic disease is not caused by the lack of a gene, but by an increase in a piece of DNA. By researching DNA you can learn a lot about  metabolism. How does our metabolism work? Everyone knows that eating gives us energy. When we eat we ingest substances. These substances must be processed or converted […]

Why do giraffes have long necks?

Why do giraffes have long necks?

A frequently asked question is: Why does a giraffe have a long neck? Does it really have to do with being able to eat the leaves of tall trees? And of course it’s interesting to us what the DNA of this long neck is like. Nice questions. Now read what we’ve already found out. The giraffe’s […]

Why do grandfathers and grandmothers exist?

Why do grandfathers and grandmothers exist?

Most children grow up with grandfathers and grandmothers: the sweet old people you like so much as a child, an easy and cheap babysitter when the parents have to work. This has not always been the case. Originally there were no grandfathers and grandmothers. People were ‘set’, that they died when they had passed the […]

Isolate your DNA

Always wanted to do what scientists can do? Now you can with this trick. All you need are some kitchen supplies and a little saliva. Isolate DNA, how do you do that? How can you isolate DNA? Isolating DNA is also part of our DNA analysis process. Of course we use methods that are a […]