Recent Articles:

  • Lipoprotein(a): A big genetic risk for heart disease - High 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).
  • Depression, genetics, and mitochondrial function - How does mitochondrial dysfunction relate to major depressive disorder? Learn about the causes of mitochondrial dysfunction as well as genetic variants that link the risk of depression to the mitochondria.
  • Genetics and Food Allergies - Do you have a food allergy? Discover how the combination of environmental factors and genetic susceptibility can shape individual reactions.
  • Coffee Consumption, Genetics, and Prediabetes - Does coffee increase or decrease your risk of prediabetes? Learn more about coffee consumption and your genetic risk.
  • Snips about SNPs: ABCC11 and body odor - No body odor? A change in a single spot in the DNA of the ABCC11 gene can cause the gene not to function.
  • Methylation Cycle Topic Summary - Utilize our Methylation Cycle Topic Summary Reports with your 23andMe or AncestryDNA genetic data to see which articles may be most relevant to you. These summaries are attempting to distill the complex information down into just a few words. Please see the linked articles for details and complete references. (Member’s article)
  • MTHFR recipes Folate-rich recipes for MTHFR - Getting enough folate in your diet? We've collected some simple nutritional tools and recipes to get you on track.
  • health benefits of ashwagandha Ashwagandha: Research backed benefits and side effects - Are there benefits to taking ashwagandha? Learn more about this supplement and where the newest clinical research shows promise and results.
  • BHMT: Genetic Variants that Impact Methylation - BHMT is involved in homocysteine methylation and impacts the methylation cycle. (Member's article)
  • How to check 23andMe for mthfr c667t A1298C MTHFR: How to check your data for C677T and A1298C - Check your 23andMe or AncestryDNA data for the MTHFR C677T and A1298C variants. Learn what the scientific research shows about MTHFR.
  • COMT and supplement interactions - Some 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 genes - Arsenic 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 reactions - The 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.