I hope the above link is allowed, if not, please remove it.
I bring this up because an idea was brought up in another thread
endocronologists and other docs running DNA tests on patients prior to prescribing meds, as some bodies react differently, and these are predictors on dosages, effectiveness, etc. I remembered a story about
a chef who had found a chemical that part of the population can't detect with their taste buds, but others get a strong reaction to it.
Now there's research being done to tie the two together, more from a dietitian's standpoint. But other research is at the stage where they have a pretty good idea about
the receptors for those flavors and the susceptibility to upper respiratory infections.
Major leap forward. What you taste, or don't like, can indicate things that can go on inside the body. We are living in wondrous times. We have this resource called the internet, and there's already DNA testing for specific diseases. Does not mean they can be changed, because that would involve changing your DNA. A pretty tall order.
I just found it fascinating, and since I had brought it up in another thread just a couple of days ago, I saw this story this morning and had to put it out there. The future of medicine is in the genetic aspect of it, And as a nerd at heart, the possibilities are endless.
Original DX - Early onset osteoarthritis (dx in 2001), scoliosis, sciatica
Now 2013 - Further testing in progress, poss new diagnosis.
+bipolar disorder, migraines, macular degeneration, TIA's (they think), chronic insomnia, & more
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference