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China Bioengineering Technology Group Limited

China Bioengineering Technology Group Limited (CBT) is located in Hong Kong Science Park. It is a high-tech professional body comprising of biomedical science, precision medicine, as well as big data access, statistics and analysis. Our company possesses the independent intellectual property right for gene testing technology and platform for biomedical data analysis,including the patent for genetic testing and copyright for genetic testing software.

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Hong Kong China Life Medical Centre (CLMC) offers comprehensive and extensive health advisory services for members. The Centre works with more than 30 specialist clinics to provide personalised services for our clients. Members can be adequately cared for according to their personal needs and obtain valuable information to make the best choice for their health.

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China Life Science Technology Group Limited

China Life Science Technology Group Limited (CLST) is located in Wong Chuk Hang. CLST aims to build the first international standard laboratory in Hong Kong, so that provides a reference for clinical cell therapy as well as the construction and the operation of a laboratory in China.
The Center uses internationally advanced equipment and introduces international leading cell culture technologies for the stem cell and immune cell.

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China Life Science Holding Group Ltd (CLS). With its geographically advantaged location in the international city of Hong Kong, CLS is committed to utilising the cutting-edge technology of life sciences to the healthcare industry including the genetic testing, the precision medicine, the cell therapy, the life bank and the life management system.
In Hong Kong, CLS has subsidiaries including China Bioengineering Technology Group Limited (CBT), China Life Science Technology Group Limited (CLST), China Life Health Care Limited, China Life Science Service Limited, China Life Science Intellectual Property Limited, Fulixin Life Science Technology Limited, Hong Kong Institute of International Regenerated Medical Limited and Hong Kong Institute of Cell Biotechnology Conversion Medical Limited. In Mainland China, CLS has subsidiaries including Shenzhen Fulixin Health Industry Development Limited, Shenzhen Fulixin Health Management Limited, Shenzhen Fulixin Tissue Engineering Cell Bank (Life Bank), and man y industrial platforms including Hangzhou Sanatorium of People’s Liberation Army Functional Medical Centre.

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What is a gene?

A gene is the basic physical and functional unit of heredity. Genes, which are made up of DNA, act as instructions to make molecules called proteins. The Human Genome Project has estimated that humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes.

What is a genome?

A genome is an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. Each genome contains all of the information needed to build and maintain that organism. In humans, a copy of the entire genome is contained in all cells that have a nucleus. Each person inherits a copy of genomic DNA from each parent.

What is genetic testing?

Genetic testing involves carrying out a range of tests on DNA samples extracted from blood, saliva and other tissues. The DNA sample is then sent to the laboratory where scientists look for specific changes in the DNA. Genetic testing is an incredibly useful tool for identifying changes or mutations that could lead to genetic disease. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder. Genetic testing allows us to be aware of certain health risks, make long-term beneficial health decisions but ultimately, encourage us to adopt a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

Why do genetic testing?

Genetic testing is used to discover the “land mine” of genes in your body before you suffer from an illness. It is a revolutionary test for predicting diseases, allowing advance planning of optimal health care methods based on results from the genetic test, avoiding any further progression of a disease a person already has or is susceptible to. Compared to traditional tests, results from genetic testing are of higher precision and are more reliable in predicting long-term outcomes of the individual’s health.

Additionally, genetic tests are essential for understanding our genetic code. The human genome contains approximately 3 billion base pairs. Scientific research shows that 90% of the sequence variations in human genes are caused by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). A SNP is when there is a difference in one base out of 100-300 base pairs approximately. SNP analysis helps determine genetic factors that contribute to a person’s physical fitness and how susceptible they are to a certain disease.

Gene testing is like scientific divination, which helps you learn of your disease risk by analyzing your susceptibility gene. Thus, you can select the personalized health care. Therefore, an effective health management can be achieved, and the true meaning of preventive medicine can be realized.

In genetic testing, the most advanced molecular biotechnology is applied to understand the relationship between genetic and physiological events, such as hereditary disease, and find ways to improve people’s health and quality of life. Based on the individual’s genetic information and genetic report received, advice on health care and disease prevention will be discussed.

The advantages of CBT

  1. CBT is a high-tech enterprise settled in Hong Kong Science Park.
    Using internationally recognized, advanced scientific technology, CBT offers comprehensive genetic testing services concentrating on personalized medicine, disease prevention, cancer screening, children’s talent and potential, and nutrition and exercise.
  2. High-volume databases
    CBT uses numerous internationally verified databases including HapMap, 1000 Genomes, NCBI, Seer, Genbank, KEGG, Clinvar, GWAS Catalog, SNPedia, WTCCC, dbGaP. Based on the genetic information in the databases, we have developed personalized genetic testing packages for Asians (especially Chinese).
  3. Combined technology
    Our genetic tests utilises a combination of technology including customized gene chip, DNA sequencing and mass spectrometry.
  4. A variety of test features
    More than 1000 test features
  5. International certification
    CBT has been recognized by many international associations of science and technology including Australia’s biotechnology organisation, European association of pharma and biotechnology, and Hong Kong organization.
  6. Wide Range of Client Service Packages
    CBT has developed a variety of genetic testing packages, including Whole Genome Test, Whole Exome Sequencing, Talent Genetic Testing, preTes Ultra Early Cancer Screening, gene chips, personalized medication, nutrition and exercise, beauty and skin care.
  7. Real-time Client-Tracking Management System
    CBT carefully handles each client’s progress with a complete and efficient automatic client-tracking management system. Channel partners can track customer service status in real time.
  8. Automated Data Analysis and Reporting System
    CBT conducts a series of standard operating procedures (SOPs) from collection to result reporting. This ensures that the data analysis step is carried out quickly and efficiently. The automated data analysis and reporting system also maintains output quality and accuracy by reducing human errors.
  9. Intellectual property rights.
    The expert team of CBT has more than 10 patented technologies and software copyrights.
  10. The Training Qualification of National Genetic Health Specialist
    CBT is qualified and sponsored by the National Health and Family Planning Commission of P.R.C and China Health Promotion Foundation to train people to become official National Genetic Health Specialists.
  11. A Strong Expert Team
    CBT has a strong team of medical experts from the East and West.

What is the difference between a genetic test and a physical examination?

1). Physical Examination: A physical examination is a test that looks for any symptoms and abnormalities relating to a disease(s), which can range from routine physical tests to comprehensive physical tests. This examination helps determine a correct clinical diagnosis and devise a treatment plan but may not significantly reduce the risk of an illness.
2). Genetic Testing: Genetic testing evaluates the individual’s genetic profile using his/her DNA sample for any differences indicating an increased risk for a disease. This provides a basis of health care that focuses on disease prevention.
3). Role: physical examination is used for diagnosis and monitoring people that may have or already have a disease; genetic testing is used to assess the risk of disease and to provide customized health guidance.
4). Technical principles: physical examination is the detection of disease at the anatomical level (i.e. skin lesions, lumps, eye reflex, knee reflex); genetic testing is the evaluation of an individual’s genetic profile at the molecular level (DNA) that can inform us about the expression of specific genes linking to a disease.
5). Effective period: Even though you undergo a hospital checkup using the most advanced technology, you need to have a medical examination every 5 years at least. So, a person needs to do N times of medical examinations in his/her life. On the other hand, genetic testing can predict disease15-30 years in advance, which is more beneficial in the long run.
6). Detection methods: In some testing programs of the physical examination, the subject may be exposed to hazardous factors, such as radiation from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. In genetic testing, the subject can provide a saliva sample, a safe, non-invasive sample extraction. The test kit is also environmentally friendly.
Note:
A cluster of a million cancer cells is about the size of a pinhead. The size of a tumor can reach 0.01 mm in 5-10 years, where cancer cells divide over twenty times in numbers. It only needs 15 to 30 years for a tumour to reach 0.5cm, where it can also go undetected in a physical examination. If the tumor with a size exceeding 0.5cm is detected, the person may be diagnosed with cancer in its advanced stage (third stage).

If you have done a physical examination, do you need to do genetic testing?

Yes, you need to. Physical examination and genetic testing are entirely different. A physical examination is solely for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment, detecting the presence of a disease after it has occurred. Genetic testing is able to assess a person’s susceptibility to a disease before it has occurred and helps identify the condition that is likely to arise in the future. .A genetic test is aimed at prevention against a specific disease or many diseases so that people can take steps to prevent or reduce risk.

It is not uncommon that by the time a person is diagnosed with a certain disease, the detection result suggests a more severe case, especially in cancer. Genetic testing helps people discover genes that contribute to a disease or susceptibility genes early so that people can take measures to prevent the diseases by inhibiting the expression of those susceptibility genes. At the same time, genetic testing offers guidance to avoid potential health problems. Don’t wait until it is too late. Health is wealth because if you are not careful enough, more money will be spent on your health. It’s better to think ahead and take a genetic test.

What is the process of genetic testing?

Step 1: Fill in health history questionnaire and mental health history questionnaire. Check and sign the confirmation and informed consent forms.
Step 2: Sample Collection: A health care professional will collect a sample of your saliva or blood using an advanced sample collector. The sampling process is safe and efficient. Collection of saliva samples requires you to avoid eating, drinking or smoking thirty minutes prior to collection.. If a blood sample is needed, avoid eating any food past 10pm the night before sample collection. The client can make his/her own arrangement for the sample collection where it must be mailed to the CBT Research Center for genetic analysis.
Step 3: DNA Extraction and Processing of Report: the collected samples will be sent to the Hong Kong Testing Center through the professional logistics system. The professional will isolate DNA from collected specimens and perform all the necessary procedures of the genetic test (identify genotypes, analyze data and perform quality control). Your personal genetic test report will be completed within one month from sample collection.
Step 4: Consultation: After receiving your report, our service staff will provide a one-on-one interpretation of your report and further discuss a personalized health management program for you either in person or over the phone.
Step 5: Through CBT Health Service Priority Channel, you will receive immediate treatment and other services, such as health consultations at hospitals.

What is talent genetic testing?

Genes remain consistent throughout life and can be often linked to diseases. Additionally, genes also carry genetic information that contribute to one’s skillset or talents.
“The true genetic gift is the design of the genome itself.” Everyone is born with a talent, and everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, which makes each person unique in their own way. Talent genetic testing help parents discover their children’s hidden talents that have may not be apparent at a young age. It can also reveal personality traits that the child may possess according to the child’s genetic make-up.
Practice doesn’t always make perfect when it comes to becoming the next Mozart, a new study suggests. Early identification of a child’s hidden talents will help you make decisions about the development and future of your child by establishing a strong foundation earlier in their childhood. Your child can then have a higher chance of success in life!

The significance of talent genetic testing

  1. Results from talent genetic testing are a good source of guidance for early education during the first developmental stages of the child that can assist in the psychological and physical development of the child by knowing their strengths and weaknesses in advance.
  2. Talent genetic testing help parents on deciding the best approach to raising their children.
  3. Talent genetic testing can inform parents of their child’s particular talents in certain aspects, such as sports, mathematics, music, etc.
  4. Discover their weaknesses and natural abilities early in order to plan ways of developing their skills to its full potential as they grow.
  5. Through regular tests, parents are able to keep track of their child’s growth at key developmental stages as well as establishing a more focused learning environment for a particular skill.
  6. Results from genetic tests are useful for the implementation of education programs specific to the child’s growth and educational development for improved performance.
  7. Specific genes are linked to human behavioural and physical characteristics and can indicate a person’s strengths and weakness. Through the talent test, parents are aware of which school subjects their child should focus on and would excel in, boosting their child’s determination and confidence.

What makes a child prodigy?

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Edison.

What we can do for you is the 1%, which helps you find the right parenting technique.

  1. Awareness: It is inevitable for parents to have high-expectations of their child, not only in their performance at school but also for them to pursue a professional career in the future. However, situations where children are forced to learn subjects they are not passionate about would be a less effective way of establishing a successful career in adulthood and could lead to making impetuous life decisions. The child should be aware of his/her own strengths and weaknesses in order to decide on a future career path.
  2. Guidance: In most circumstances, it is more important to know the direction you are going to walk instead of walking without knowing where you are going. Rather than enforcing only a studious work ethic, it is also essential for parents to support and guide their children into making their own decisions in their path to success.
  3. Over-Spending and Over-Exhaustion: Many parents are unsure of their children’s talent and skills, especially at a young age. So this would often lead to investing in numerous extracurricular activities, which cumulatively, gets very expensive.  Additionally, it is important to consider if the child is acquiring a skill to an exceptional level or if they are not benefitting from those activities at all. It is also possible to over-exhaust your child from so many activities, putting too much pressure and creating a stressful environment for them.
  4. Critical Learning Period: The critical learning period is the best period for a child, aged 2 to 16 years old, to learn and acquire skills most effectively. It is also a valuable period to develop their skills to its full potential and uncover other hidden talents so genetic testing can help prepare parents in advance of activities that their child could participate most actively in during their critical learning period.
  5. Self-Confidence: Confidence is key for, not only a successful career path but also a successful life. For an individual, self-confidence is vital to have in order for others to have confidence in them. Allowing children to learn according to their own level of ability can greatly build their self-confidence and gain greater satisfaction from their studies, preparing them for their next stage in life (i.e. university, work, marriage).
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