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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Read the Latest Articles:
- 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.
- Oxytocin and Weight LossA look into the possible use of intranasal oxytocin for weight loss. Discover more and what your response might be depending on your genes.
- Sleep Report: Genetic Causes of Sleep ProblemsThis is a quick (Member’s Only) overview of how your genetic variants impact various aspects of sleep including insomnia, circadian rhythm, and sleep quality.
- Lipoprotein(a): A big genetic risk for heart diseaseHigh Lp(a) levels are a big risk factor for sudden heart attacks. Your Lp(a) levels are mainly controlled by your genetic variants. Check to see if you carry genetic variants that increase or decrease Lp(a).
- Gut GenesThis article digs into how the genetic variants you inherited from mom and dad influence the bacteria that can reside within you and how dietary changes can make a difference.
- Genetic reasons why Low FODMAPs isn’t working for you (SI Gene)The low FODMAPs diet is often recommended as a starting point for anyone with IBS symptoms but genetics can limit its effectiveness.
- Genetics, chronic fatigue syndrome, and long-haul virusesA look into the science of the lingering effects triggered by viruses including chronic fatigue syndrome and long-haul viruses.
- COVID-19 & Genetics: Who gets sick and why?Not everyone gets sick when exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. While there are many factors that come into play here, research points to genetics as playing a role. Several good genetic studies have recently been released showing which genes are important in COVID-19 susceptibility. Learn more and check your genes.
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