Category Archives: DNA

Six Anti-aging Genes and Solutions For Your Skin

Small variations in DNA, called single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs (pronounced “snips”), account for all human genetic differences - including how efficient we are at key biological processes. Here are a few that affect the skin and aging: SNP: MMP-1 (MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE) • MMP-1 (collagenase) is an enzyme that degrades collagen. — Collagen is the…
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National DNA Day – Why Should You Care?

Seven years ago, the United States Congress established April 25 as National DNA Day commemorating the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix by James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick in 1953 (considered by many scientists to be one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the…
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