As parents, we are often reminded that our children are not mini version of us, the parents. Most times, we got caught in ourselves, our own passions and dreams (unfulfilled ones usually). We often enrolled our children in various after school activities ranging from music, art, dance, sports. Amazingly, all at the same time. Yes, kids are versatile, they can cope and be happy with it most of the time but delivering a wide range of activities, it is definitely time and money consuming. Some kids also may turn unhappy overtime if the children felt burdened.
So, what can we do about it?
This set aside, the venture to find out our children’s best talents are still a mystery. Some tools might help such as psychological tests, fingerprinting tests, or the latest and most modern one yet: genetic mapping.
Parents love to include children in such examinations to assess their talents, while trying their best to understand their own children and hoping to find the answer to further assist and support children to the right direction.
However, we must beware of scam ideas around us and therefore parents must read first before taking their children to the tests. Therefore, In this article I would like to elaborate more on the latest method I found which is genetic mapping.
Genetic Mapping, What Does It Do?
Genetic mapping may sound farfetched and unneeded. Most people associate DNA examination for parental testing. But I recently found out that it can be a helpful tool for many reasons.
First it claims to be able to predict a person’s inner talent, passion, and therefore the child’s future career.
Isn’t it fascinating? But more importantly is it true?
Let’s read some more.
Gene mapping describes the methods used to identify the locus of a gene and the distances between genes. Genes can contain many information including genetic traits. We all know that children inherits their parent’s intelligence, characteristics, and also inborn diseases. So, we can decipher them using gene mapping.
DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. Nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA. Most DNA is located in the cell nucleus (where it is called nuclear DNA), but a small amount of DNA can also be found in the mitochondria (where it is called mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA).
The information in DNA is stored as a code made up of four chemical bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T). Human DNA consists of about 3 billion bases, and more than 99 percent of those bases are the same in all people. The order, or sequence, of these bases determines the information available for building and maintaining an organism, similar to the way in which letters of the alphabet appear in a certain order to form words and sentences.
DNA bases pair up with each other, A with T and C with G, to form units called base pairs. Each base is also attached to a sugar molecule and a phosphate molecule. Together, a base, sugar, and phosphate are called a nucleotide. Nucleotides are arranged in two long strands that form a spiral called a double helix. The structure of the double helix is somewhat like a ladder, with the base pairs forming the ladder’s rungs and the sugar and phosphate molecules forming the vertical sidepieces of the ladder.
An important property of DNA is that it can replicate, or make copies of itself. Each strand of DNA in the double helix can serve as a pattern for duplicating the sequence of bases. This is critical when cells divide because each new cell needs to have an exact copy of the DNA present in the old cell.
In the reports that I have read, the description is detailed and comprehensive delivered by a counselor who can help parents understand the report and move forward using the information.
Parents also receive recommended future career paths and description of their children’s characteristics. Some traits like shyness or indecisiveness can be assessed further to help the child overcome his/her problem. Surely an important point indeed.
But scientists warn parents that such reports are merely foundation of information on the child because in the medical world, we believe that DNA expression are much influenced by environment so it can be a tool of success but it cannot be an absolute predictor alone.
So, is it worth a try?
I think in some situations it would be ideal to at least check it our, get some more information on it to make sure you have the best decision in hand.
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