Welcome to Genetic Lifehacks!

My goal is to show you how to use your genetic raw data:

  • Learn how your genes impact your physical and mental health
  • Explore evidence-based solutions that may work for your genes
  • Apply current health and genetics research

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Latest articles:

  • VMAT2 gene: The God Gene and Neurotransmitters
    An examination on the current research for the ‘God gene’, explaining what it does and its importance in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Selenium and Your Genes
    Selenium is a trace element found in certain foods. Learn how selenium is used in the body, why it is important, and how genetic variants can make someone more susceptible to problems with a selenium-deficient diet.
  • FTO: The ‘fatso’ gene & weight loss options
    The FTO gene is nick-named the ‘fatso gene’ because of its association with obesity. This article digs into the current research on the FTO gene and then will give you some science-based options for controlling your weight if you carry the FTO genetic variant.
  • Choline-rich foods and recipe ideas
    Interested in choline-rich foods? This article focuses on foods high in choline that can be easily incorporated into your diet plus links to choline-rich recipes.
  • Genetic risk and Guillain-Barré syndrome
    This article dives into the research on Guillain-Barré syndrome, explaining the course of the disease, and covering the genetic variants that increase the relative risk of this serious autoimmune disease. (Member’s article)
  • Dyslexia – Genetic Connections
    While dyslexia is known to run in families, the role of genetics in dyslexia is still being determined. Here is a quick look at some of the genes thought to be involved in dyslexia, affecting around 10% of the population.
  • Nootropics and genetics: Smart drugs interact with your genes (2021)
    Nootropics are supplements used to boost cognition and memory. Learn how the substance works and the genes connected to the mechanism of action.
  • Trimethylaminuria: Genetic variants that cause a malodorous body odor
    Often referred to as ‘fish odor disease’, trimethylaminuria causes a strong odor in sweat, urine, and breath. This article explores the FMO3 gene, which encodes the enzyme that breaks down trimethylamine.
  • Foods rich in vitamin A – retinol form
    Interested in vitamin A foods? This article focuses on foods high in the retinol form of vitamin A that your body doesn’t need to convert plus some great links to vitamin A-rich recipes.

My Story

Hi! I’m Debbie Moon. Welcome to Genetic Lifehacks.

When I first had my genetic data sequenced, I was both amazed at the research available in academic journals and frustrated by the difficult language and disconnected topics.

Genetic Lifehacks began as a way to share what I was learning about genetics with my family and friends. My goal has always been to freely share information so that everyone can benefit.

As the website grew in popularity, I decided that I needed to know more… both more about genetics and more about how the pieces of the biological systems fit together. Since my undergraduate degree was in engineering, I went back to school and received my Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Clemson University.

Now a full-time endeavor, Genetic Lifehacks has reached almost 2 million readers, equipping people to use their genetic data to optimize their health. 

Debbie Moon, Founder of Genetic Lifehacks