How to find make-up for your genes

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dna reuters Reuters The university also says that there are founder mutations in the BRCA1 and two genes of most Afrikaner and Ashkenazi Jewish patients with familial breast cancer in South Africa, meaning that a faulty gene occurs at a higher-than-normal rate in affected individuals from these populations due to a communal ancestor carrying the original mutant gene.

London - If you match your make-up to your skin-tone, you’ve been doing it wrong - you should have been co-ordinating your cosmetics with your genetic make-up, according to a London beauty salon.

The Organic Pharmacy in Chelsea has become the first in the world to offer a 30-minute DNA test to predict which ingredients will work best with your genetic characteristics.

A saliva sample is taken and the test detects variations in a specific gene that regulates the effect of ingredients used to control the breakdown of collagen, a protein found in our skin.

Customers then receive recommendations for the most suitable anti-ageing ingredients for them.

The £295 consultation also examines “lifestyle factors”, including stress, smoking, sun damage, alcohol consumption and diet. - Daily Mail

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