DNA and Genetic Health

Questions About Genetics

MyHappyGenes is dedicated to helping individuals achieve healthy outcomes through knowledge and Genetics. By understanding your DNA you can better understand your health outcomes. Here are a couple of articles we have written on that subject.

Your Genes Control Brain Chemistry and Health

By identifying our genes and beginning the process of explaining what each gene codes for, the Genome Project has begun the process of helping us to understand what effects genetic variants can have on the normal functioning of the human body and personality.  It is beginning to reveal to us the individual biochemistry that makes us unique.

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MAO Gene  Behind Behavior of Grouchy People

The MAO enzyme works in the body by breaking down serotonin. People with variants in this gene don’t break down their serotonin as readily as those who inherit the normal gene.  If the serotonin level gets too high, it can cause irritability, anxiety, agitation, and aggression. This gene variant correlates with a person who exhibits a Type A personality and who is impatient and stressed, as well as with the stereotypical CEO-type who is always working and pushing to get ahead at the expense of health and relationships.

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