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Once you get your DNA tested by MyHappyGenes, your results will be sent to you in an email when they are ready. If you are using AncestryDNA or 23andme, the raw data we are interested in is behind the scenes on their websites. You must log in to the website you got tested through and download the data to your desktop.
We can use their data for those who already have had a DNA test and are not sure they want to go all the way with the MyHappyGenes DNA test yet. It's a good way to get started but does not give you all the data we have to offer with our reports.
Certain genetic variants have shown that they are associated with how the body makes or breaks down neurotransmitters. These show a strong correlation with brain chemistry and/or mood in genome wide association studies. (GWAS). In other cases, we look at how well you absorb certain nutrients that are critical for making neurotransmitters.
No, your genes remain the same, however the expression of your genes does change with diet, lifestyle, emotional events and supplementation.
No, your genes will not change. There is no need for further testing unless the testing service offers to test more genes.
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We highly recommend using the MyHappyGenesTM DNA test. It was designed to give the most data on genes related to brain chemistry for the best price.
No, we are only looking at those that have some effect on brain chemistry or the underlying biochemical pathways that may affect brain chemistry in some way. These genes are part of what is known as the exome. The exome is a smallportion of the 20,000+ genes in the human body. We narrow this down to those affecting the body and the ability of the body to make neurotransmitters correctly, to absorb nutrients involved in making neurotransmitters and those that help the body make receptors correctly.
Yes, your genes are merely a blueprint. Many factors can help prevent the expression of the genes that are associated with disease risks. Your diet, lifestyle, and supplements can affect your genes. This is called epigenetics.
Yes, you can delete your personal data at any time.