chronic lyme genes

Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

The interesting thing about Lyme disease is that the genetic variants you carry impacts both how the disease affects you and how well antibiotics work for you. Learn whether your genetic variants are linked to post-treatment Lyme disease symptoms such as joint pain. (Member’s article)

Prions: When proteins go awry

Prions are able to infect, causing the normal protein around them to also misfold. These misfolded proteins aggregate to cause neurogenerative disease. Susceptibility to prion diseases depends in part on your genes.

Back Pain and Your Genes

For some people, back pain is a daily occurrence that drastically affects their quality of life. For others, it may be an intermittent nagging problem popping up occasionally, often without rhyme or reason. Your genes play a role in whether disc degeneration gives you back pain.

CRISPR Babies and HIV Resistance

Did you know that some people are resistant to HIV? People who carry two copies of the CCR5 delta-32 mutation are resistant to *most* strains of HIV. (Still not something to test out!) Check your genes to see if you carry this mutation.