Genetic predisposition to malaria resistance

Malaria is an infectious disease that is transmitted to humans by malaria mosquitoes. The main characteristics of malaria are fever attacks combined with shaking chills. As people are travelling more and more nowadays, different variants of malaria can spread more quickly and malaria resistance seems to be generally declining. 

Malaria resistance and heredity

Various mechanisms that protect people against malaria are genetic. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to predict your personal resistance to malaria.

Check whether you are genetically predisposed to be resistant to malaria

Would you be interested to find out whether you are genetically predisposed to be resistant to malaria? If you request an iGene Passport, you will gain an insight into your own DNA profile within 6 weeks and will be able to check this straight away – as well as your genetic predisposition to various other personal characteristics, external features and hereditary diseases.

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As well as informing you about various personal features, an iGene Passport will also provide you with information on all kinds of hereditary diseases. In addition, you will receive targeted information that will help you to reduce the risk of contracting them. If you make use of our message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights.

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