MSH3 gene

The MSH3 gene helps protect the body from cancers. Learn more about MSH3 and the possible genetic variants that impact cancer risk.

Zinc genes: The healing power of zinc

Learn why zinc is important for your immune system and so much more. Find out how your genes impact your need for zinc and discover ways of boosting your zinc status. 

TLR7: Susceptibility to COVID-19

In recent research, mutations in TLR7 (a sensor in our innate immune system) might cause severe Covid-19 in a small minority of healthy people.

Research studies on melatonin and SARS-CoV-2

The research on melatonin shows that it plays an important role in our body’s inflammatory response to pathogens. Learn more about the current research on melatonin for COVID-19 and the science behind how it impacts immune response.

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)

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.

Blood clots, platelets, and adenoviruses

A 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.

Genetic variants linked to COVID-19 severity

The question on everyone’s mind these days seems to be… Will I get the COVID? If I do, will it be bad? Learn about the result of a new genome-wide association study, and then check your genetic data. (Member’s article)

7 genetic variants that increase your risk of blood clots

Some people are unique in their ability to form clots more easily. This article covers six different genes and the seven genetic variants that increase the risk of blood clots. It is a timely topic because blood clots seem to be a severe complication for people with COVID-19.

Blood type and coronavirus susceptibility

Researchers are finding that blood type may play a role in the susceptibility to coronavirus (COVID-19). While this may seem strange at first, blood type actually influences susceptibility and severity of several different pathogenic diseases. (Member’s article)

Genetic susceptibility to viruses

Viral immunity-your genes protect you. Your genetic variants shape your immune system and give you superpowers against some pathogens – and perhaps more susceptible to others.​