DNA Memorial at Anderson Maguire

Anderson Maguire is one of the first Funeral Directors in Scotland to introduce DNA Memorial. It is over 60 years since James Watson and Francis Crick, then at Cambridge University, reported the discovery of the structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) – the molecule that genes are made of. In recent years, the DNA story has shown us the practical benefits of Crick and Watson’s discovery for humanity – in industry, medicine, food and agriculture. From its uses in criminal cases to the discovery of new cures for genetic diseases, today’s understanding of the human genome is having a massive impact on the medical, social and legal sectors.

Your DNA can help tell your story, give insights into your origins and most importantly could greatly assist both existing and future generations with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions THEY may have inherited (Regardless of whether you suffered from these inherited diseases/conditions or not.) Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. These factors can give clues to medical conditions that may run in a family. By noticing patterns of disorders among relatives, the medical profession can determine whether an individual, other family members or future generations may be at an increased risk of developing a particular condition

A family medical history can identify people with a higher-than-normal chance of having common disorders, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, certain cancers, and diabetes. Healthcare professionals may suggest more frequent screening/monitoring starting early in life and they may also recommend regular checkups or testing for people with a medical condition that runs in their family. Preventing rather than curing could have a massive impact on the financial and practical running of the NHS and with constant news coverage on budget constraints, this must be critical to government and policy makers.

We are one of the first funeral directors in Scotland to introduce DNA Memorial and although our core service is to deliver excellence and the utmost dignity in funeral service provision, we are here for those left behind. This is why we are committed advocates of helping people to live longer, better and healthier lives. Providing DNA Memorial is arguably the most important legacy you can leave for your family and future generations