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Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr.
with Nava Dayan, Ph.D.
Dr. Nava Dayan, LLC
Greater New York Area When scientists worldwide began to col- laborate in mapping the entire human genome, they were under impression we carry approximately 25,000 genes; perhaps it was human arrogance to think we are somehow more biologically superior to other species than we truly are. During the process of
unraveling our complete genomic profile, however, we came to realize
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• In the personal care industry, many companies
conduct gene expression studies and present
them as evidence for a material's activity.
• It is important to understand there are
limitations to such data sets, and to consider
them in the correct context.
Editor's note: This month, we bring forth one installment in our exclusive online series, "Comparatively Speaking," as it closely pertains
to our February theme: active ingredients. Here, Tony O'Lenick, column editor, asks: What's the different between gene and protein
expression studies to evaluate cosmetics? Nava Dayan, Ph.D., provides the following response.
Gene vs. Protein Expression to Evaluate Actives