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Understand Your Genes

Genetic Lifehacks makes it easy to use your genetic data.

Use your raw data file from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and more.

  1. Learn how your genes influence your health, nutrition, longevity, and wellness.
  2. Discover multiple research-backed solutions aligned with genetic pathways.
  3. Decide what will work best for you.

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Hormones & Your Genes

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Heart Health: Genetic Guides

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Inflammation and Immune Response

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Mood and Brain Genes

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Longevity Genes and Health Aging

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Mitochondrial Health & Genes

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Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Genes

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Metabolic Health Genes
  • Adenoviruses: Causing Weight Gain and Obesity
    There have been several interesting studies linking obesity to a viral infection, specifically an adenovirus. Learn more about this virus and its association with obesity.
  • Insulin Resistance and Genetics: Finding the Root Cause
    Genetics combined with diet causes insulin resistance. While dietary sugar can be involved, genetic research points to BCAAs as having a causal role in IR.
  • Eating Habits: Snacking and Hunger
    Our genes influence our eating habits, often in ways we aren’t consciously aware of! If you are struggling with your eating habits, understanding your genetic variants may give insight into why and how to change your eating for the better.  

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Disease Prevention: Genetic Guides

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Vitamins and Foods: Nutrigenomics

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Traits: Genetic Guides
  • Dyslexia: Genes + Early Life Stressors
    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 involved in dyslexia, affecting around 10% of the population.
  • Mosquito Bite Genes: Are you a mosquito magnet?
    Do you feel like you are a magnet for mosquitoes? Genetic variants do play a role in how attractive you are to mosquitoes.
  • Will you go bald? Genetics and hair loss
    What causes male pattern baldness? A combination of genetics, nutrition, and environmental toxins come together to form the risk factors for baldness. But genetics really seems to rule the roost here.

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Fertility & Pregnancy

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Detoxification & Medications
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS): Genetics, Causes, and Solutions
    Struggling with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)? Learn about the connection between genetics, detoxification enzymes, and the olfactory system. Discover how targeting specific genetic variants can help alleviate symptoms.
  • Phthalates: Genes, Detoxification, and Diet
    Phthalates are a type of chemical used as plasticizers to make plastics more pliable. There has been a lot of research on the endocrine-disrupting effects of phthalates. Your genetic variants may impact whether phthalates are a problem for you.
  • Naltrexone: LDN & Genetics
    The use of low dose naltrexone (LDN) can be an effective treatment for some autoimmune diseases, pain syndromes, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Learn how this opioid antagonist works on the immune system and how your genetics can play a part in its efficacy.

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Supplements & Genes

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Autoimmune Disease Genes

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Methylation Cycle Genes
  • Homocysteine: Genetics and Solutions
    High homocysteine levels are strongly linked to an increased relative risk of cardiovascular diseases. Find out how your genes impact homocysteine levels.
  • COMT: How to Optimize Your Supplements for Your COMT Genotype
    Some supplements interact with COMT variants to impact the rate at which neurotransmitters are broken down. Check your COMT genotype and discover how this may affect your reaction to different supplements or combinations of supplements.
  • Genetics and Vitamin B12
    There are several genes that can influence your absorption, transport, and need for vitamin B12. Some people need higher amounts of B12, and some people thrive on different forms of B12. Take a look at your genetic data to see if you should up your intake of B12.

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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 in 2019.

Now a full-time endeavor, Genetic Lifehacks has reached over 2.5 million readers, equipping people to use their genetic data to optimize their health. 

Debbie Moon, Founder of Genetic Lifehacks