More and more people are learning about their genetics, having their genetic data sequenced by the plethora of companies that offer such serves. Sequencing simply means determining the exact order of the bases in a strand of DNA. There are many companies today that commercially sequence DNA. Sequencing can be done for a variety of reasons such as ancestry to disease investigation. Some companies only sequence the most relevant part of the genome, like 23andme and other companies like Dante, sequence the entire genome. Because of the advancement of technology, the cost of sequencing has dropped dramatically, which can range from as cheap as $50 to around $200-$400, depending on the company and discounts.
People, acting as citizen scientists, can now use DNA sequencing to search for genetic variations and/or mutations that may play a role in the development or progression of a disease. The disease-causing change may be as small as the substitution, deletion, or addition of a single base pair or as large as a deletion of thousands of bases.
This section of the website deals primarily with Genetics as it relates to Fluoroquinolone Toxicity. These pages contain a variety of information from general information regarding specific genes and the functions they provide, to more specific information on how certain genes could be directly related to Fluoroquinolone Toxicity.