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Discover your World of Omics

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You may never have heard the word “omics” before using the doc.ai app. However it might sound familiar because you probably already ran into the term “genomics”, the study of genomes. Our genes are part of the millions of biomarkers that make up our body and may be valuable in helping to predict our health risks.

The study of omics helps to identify biologic and environmental markers to get a more complete picture of our health. Studying your omics also allows computers to better find patterns and signals across this vast amount of data through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Doc.ai is built around omics, which you can explore through the “My Omics” section of the app and collect various data that helps you be more mindful about your health.

We’d like to invite you to learn about your omics, what they mean, and how they influence your life.

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Your phenome is the visible expression of the makeup of your genome. Some examples of phenotypic traits are eye, hair and skin color, height, and weight. An organism’s phenotype is based on the structure of its genotype, though phenotypes can be influenced by environmental conditions and lifestyle.

With the doc.ai app, we made it easier for you to provide your weight, height, age and more simply by taking a selfie powered with artificial intelligence. It makes data collection easier and smarter than ever.

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The word exposome gets its name from the word ‘exposure’, or all of the environmental factors that may affect your health. This includes air pollution, UV radiation, pollen, heavy metals in water, as well as factors such as the walkability (walkscore) of a neighborhood. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, it is important to understand the exposome factors that may be triggering your symptoms. The exposome may be playing a role in many other conditions as well but we need to understand more and you can help accelerate that research.

With the doc.ai app, we made it easier for you to collect your environmental data, so it is definitely a smart move to start collecting information on your exposome.

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Clinome refers to clinical visits with doctors and nurses and deals primarily with your medical record. This includes different conditions you may have been diagnosed with or procedures you may have had. Capturing this information in detail helps connect the dots between your omics and your overall personal healthcare journey.

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The Physiome refers to physiological activity, like heart rate or blood pressure. These are influenced by and related to your level of physical activity or rest. Mobile trackers from watches to phones are helping us measure physiome data at a much larger scale than ever before and artificial intelligence can help us make more sense of this information.

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Everyone has an entire community of microorganisms living within them known as the microbiome that exists anywhere the body comes into contact with the outside world. This includes the skin, mouth, nose, digestive tract, and genitals.

There are over 1,000 different kinds of microorganisms within the human body that serve a number of vital functions, such as helping to break down food and producing vitamins that help us thrive. Our microbiome is affected by our diet, supplements and also medications, such as antibiotics and antacids.

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A genome is a unique code contained in every cell of your body. Our genomes are blueprints that we inherit that define physical traits, such as eye color, our risk for diseases, and more. While the genome is not the whole story, it does lay the groundwork for who we are and our personal preferences.

While genomics is still in its infancy, it is now a core part of medical research to help predict, prevent, and even cure certain diseases. You can play an important role in this discovery process. With more diverse data covering different backgrounds and ethnicities, scientists will have valuable information to work with and will make progress in the medical field.

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Proteome refers to proteins and other molecules found within human blood and urine. Some common examples include glucose and hemoglobin. While your genome is more or less constant throughout life, the proteome changes over time and can be influenced by diseases, diet and your pharmacome.

We all know how blood tests can be challenging to understand, both in terms of medical terminology and the dynamic number of factors involved. Helping people to better understand and interpret their blood test results is one of our primary goals at doc.ai.

The range of medications and supplements that you take defines your pharmacome. This also includes vaccinations that you may have had throughout your life. Your pharmacome has many key interactions with other omics such as the microbiome, proteome, and genome. By furthering our understanding of the medications and supplements you take and how they interact with not just your body, but with one another.

What’s next?

Many believe that the key to better understand and hopefully cure diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer’s lies in the human genome, but this is just a tiny part of the story. We know that all the other omics play an important role as well, and there is so much more to explore in how they all interact with each other to impact our health.

Another example would be the interplay between our collective environments and our genes and its impact on our phenotype to better understand what makes us healthy and sick.

Connecting all these omics and the millions of biomarkers they are comprised of is a huge effort that the human brain alone cannot process. This is why machine intelligence, or more specifically artificial intelligence (AI), is essential in helping us turn data into knowledge.

Doc.ai is the platform that makes it easy for you to collect all these omics to get a full picture of your health and connect the dots of all your valuable data while helping accelerate research.