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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- MTHFR: How to check your data for C677T and A1298CCheck your 23andMe or AncestryDNA data for the MTHFR C677T and A1298C variants. Learn what the scientific research shows about MTHFR.
- COMT and supplement interactionsSome 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.
- Arsenic detoxification and your genesArsenic exposure occurs via well water, in certain foods, and through breathing. This article covers the pathways the body uses to get rid of arsenic, and it includes information on genetic variants that may impair the detoxification of arsenic.
- CYP2B6: Genetic variants impacting medication reactionsThe CYP2B6 enzyme is part of the body’s first line of defense in detoxifying and breaking down certain and important for metabolizing several medications. Genetic variants of this enzyme can either speed up or slow down its function.
- ADAMTS13 and VWF Genetic Variants: blood clots and thrombocytopeniaGenetic Variants involving the ADAMTS13 gene and VWF (von Willebrand Factor) can increase the risk of blood clots and thrombocytopenia.
- Blood clots, platelets, and adenovirusesA look into the role of platelets, their connection to blood clots, and a discussion of the research on adenovirus-vector therapy, thrombocytopenia, and platelet reactions.
- Histamine Intolerance & Genetics: Check Your 23andMe Raw DataGenetics plays a big role in how well your body breaks down histamine. You can use your genetic data to figure out if your genes are part of the reason why you have histamine intolerance. Knowing which genetic variants you carry leads to targeted solutions that are more likely to work for you.
- DEC2 gene: Mutation that causes short sleepAre you naturally a short sleeper? Mutations in the DEC2 gene decrease the need for sleep.
- Serotonin 2A receptor variants: psychedelics, brain aging, and Alzheimer’s diseaseLearn how new research on brain aging and dementia connects the serotonin 2A receptor with psychedelics, brain aging and Alzheimer’s.
- Obesity Virus? Links between an adenovirus, weight, and geneticsThere have been several interesting studies linking obesity to a viral infection, specifically an adenovirus. Learn more about this virus and its association with obesity.
- Is inflammation causing your depression and anxiety? Inflammation genes and moodDiscover why inflammation causes depression and how your genetic variants in inflammatory genes may play a role in depression or anxiety.
- Blood glucose levels: how your genes impact blood sugar regulationGenetics plays a big role in your blood glucose regulation. Discover your genetic susceptibility to blood sugar problems to help with blood glucose stability.
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