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Tracking Your Vitamins and Minerals

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype around a supplement. Perhaps you keep getting emails saying that riboflavin or biotin are the bee’s knees. Or ads on Instagram pushing a brain multivitamin that will give you Einstein-level thinking. I admit it – I love to try a new … Read more

Ordering Lab Tests On Your Own

The best way to know if a genetic variant is affecting you is usually to see where you stand with a blood test.

When does AncestryDNA go on sale?

AncestryDNA can be a great option for DNA testing. You can download your genetic raw data file and use it on Genetic Lifehacks and other sites.  Get the Best Deals on AncestryDNA Test Kits: Check the AncestryDNA.com Website Ahead of Time! While AncestryDNA generally costs around $99 for the test kit, … Read more

Convert Your Whole Genome File

Directions on converting a whole genome file into a .txt format that can be used on Genetic Lifehacks.

Converting MyHeritage .csv file to .txt

Quick and easy instructions on how to convert your MyHeritage .csv file into a .txt file. You must use a .txt file to access Genetic Lifehacks membership features.

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How to download your AncestryDNA raw data

A quick tutorial on downloading your data from AncestryDNA. If you download it from AncestryDNA, then you can use that data in a variety of ways.

Dirty Genes Protocol

Do your genes really get ‘dirty’? The quick answer is no but discover the meaning of this concept and how to better relate it to your genes.

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Best Reddit Forums on Genetics

Wanting to find out more about genetics or stay current on research? Reddit is one place for discovering new research studies.

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How do I check my Secretor status?

You don’t have to order an expensive secretor test if you already have 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or other genetic raw data – just check your genes.

What happens if I have MTHFR?

Wondering what MTHFR is all about? Learn what the research says about it and how to check your own raw data file.

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23 and Me vs Ancestry: Accuracy

Wondering whether to go with an Ancestry.com or 23andMe kit? This is a quick, no-nonsense comparison between the two.

Debunking the “blood-type diet”

Does the science back up the idea that you can lose weight solely based on your blood type? The article explains the different ABO blood types, breaks down the core ideas of a blood type diet, and offer some food for thought on how to approach these methods. (Member’s article)

Biological Age Calculators

A look into the newest biological age calculators available. How well do your lifestyle and genetics interact to estimate your cellular age? (Member’s article)

How to Combine 23andMe and AncestryDNA Raw Data Files

This method of combining the 23andMe and AncestryDNA raw data files involves using a Mac or Linux terminal window. These directions assume you have some minor skills in navigating in a terminal window.

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Privacy and Your Genes

Promethease was bought by MyHeritage. Promethease user’s genetic data will be transferred to MyHeritage through the acquisition.

Use your genetic data for biohacking

One more tool to add to that biohacking toolbox is utilizing your genetic data. You can easily use your genes to determine which biohacks are more likely to be effective for you.

Review of 23andMe’s GrandTree Feature

A review of the GrandTree feature on 23andMe. It allows you to link together three generations to see what a grandchild inherited from their grandparents.