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Epigenetics and Insurtech Update 6-18-2018

Epigenetics and Insurtech Update Week of 6-18-2018 Sorry for the absence in posts…. I had a number of personal and business distractions. NYTimes: Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks? Finding new cousins and relatives has never been more fun. But finding a new father or mother? That may be interesting for some, unsettling for others. 5 biggest risks of sharing your DNA with consumer genetic-testing companies Every choice we make has trade-offs. The article seems to make big deal out of nothing. For example, risk #4, law enforcement may get your DNA – what are they...

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Epigenetics and Insurtech Roundup 5/20/2018

The Atlantic: Identical twins hint at how environments change gene expression This is an amazing article that provides and in-depth discussion on the difference between genetics and epigenetics.  By looking at twins who share an identical genetic code, we witness how our our genes don’t explain everything about who we become.  Dr. Steve Horvath is an identical twin. How knowing your genetic code could lengthen your life Sequencing the human genome took 10 years and cost about $3bn. Now advances in computing power have seen the cost of human genome sequencing fall to under $500. What scientists are beginning...

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Tardigrades in Business

Tradigrades in Business Have you ever heard of the invincible Tardigrade? Pronounced TAR-DE-GRADE What a creature… 600 million years old… now watch and learn: Entrepreneurs are smart to study the perseverance and resiliency of our little friend the tardigrade.  When you begin your business, when you decide you to go to work for yourself, you need to have the mindset of a water-bear. You will need to be able to survive the heat, the cold, the pressure, and the radiation that will threaten your positive mindset when you feel everything is wrong. This is when you remind yourself of...

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Epigenetics and Insurtech Update 4-27-2018

Epigenetics and Insurtech Update 4-27-2018   Stanford research: Your immune system is in charge of how quickly you age We’ve known for years that a person’s environment affects their body and health. On a basic level, the pathogens and viruses a person encounters, the drugs and antibiotics they take, as well as their diet, geographical location, exercise, or smoking habits all affect human health. This is important because people exposed to environmental risks—like air and water pollution or poor access to nutrition—are disproportionately more likely to be people of color. Now, scientists have begun to figure this out...

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Creativity is only limited by our imagination and willingness to work towards its realization - resident artist in business. I serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq: GWGH

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