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Hereditary Baldness: The Genetics of Hair Loss

Hair loss is a natural and common phenomenon that affects millions of Americans at some point in life. According to the American Hair Loss Association, those struggling with the effects of this condition are affected professionally, socially, and emotionally. In fact, it’s not uncommon for men experiencing hair loss to change career paths as a […]

What Is Gut Health and Why Does It Matter?

When you hear the word “bacteria,” what comes to mind? Most people immediately think of germs that cause harmful infections. But did you know that not all bacteria are bad? In fact, your body is more bacteria than it is human — you have 10 times more bacteria than cells! Approximately 100 trillion bacteria, both […]

What Is Lactose Intolerance and How is it Identified?

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar that naturally exists in milk and other dairy products. The condition causes discomfort but not damage, and is accompanied by stomach pain, gas, diarrhea, nausea, and flatulence, which can make it quite uncomfortable to live with. Roughly 75% percent of adults around the world suffer […]

Our Latest Publications

We are proud to share the many number of valuable publications that we have released over the years. Feel free to read below to see what we have been working on and discovering since 2004. 2016 Jeong-Sun Seo et al. De novo assembly and phasing of a Korean human genome. Nature 538, 243-247 (2016). 2012 […]

Macrogen USA Announces Name Change to Psomagen Inc.

New Company Name Combines Mind, Body, and Genomics   ROCKVILLE, MD — June 9, 2019 — Macrogen USA, a bioscience research firm that provides advanced research and clinical DNA sequencing services to U.S., recently announced a company name change. Macrogen USA is now officially Psomagen Inc: Humanizing Phenomics 120.  Learn about Psomagen, Inc.:Psomagen.com  “Macrogen has […]

Clinical vs Research Applications for Whole Genome Sequencing

RELATED CONTENT: 🎥 VIDEO Whole-Genome Sequencing for Precision Medicine 🎙 PODCAST Talking Techniques: Episode 1 Whole-Genome Sequencing: Navigating the ‘Diagnostic Odyssey’ in rare disease research 🎙 PODCAST Talking Techniques: Episode 2 The Ethics of Whole-Genome Sequencing: From Race and Religion to Science Fiction 📊 INFOGRAPHIC WGS vs WES vs Genotyping for Precision Medicine

How can DNA sequencing be applied to the medical field?

What is genome sequencing? If you could study the map of your patients and foresee the pitfalls and obstacles – if you could navigate them and make your patients’ life easier and safer – would you? Genome sequencing can break open the cell membranes that exist in a sample of your patient’s blood or saliva […]

Clinical Whole Exome Sequencing

What is Whole Exome Sequencing? If you’re trying to find a cause for your patients’ symptoms, clinical whole exome sequencing (WES) can reveal the origins of a genetic trait or illness. How does it work? An exon, or “expressed region,” is the coding part of DNA and ultimately gets translated to protein. Using saliva, blood, […]

Scholarship Winner

After careful review of all scholarship submissions, we have chosen a winner! Congratulations to Tianna Chemello from Northern Arizona University! If you or somebody you know would like to make a submission for next semester visit our Scholarship page.