FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About MyHappyGenes ®
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 used to use their DNA raw data for our reports but found the they were missing about half of the genes we needed to get an accurate reporting of your risks. We test for over 675,000 SNP's they only test for about 40,000. .
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. However, If you are working with a practitioner, you can retake the questionnaire and get a new supplement recommendation report.
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We highly recommend using the MyHappyGenes® DNA test. It was designed to give the most data on genes related to brain chemistry for the best price. Scroll up to the top of this page and click on the "Order my DNA kit" tab to get started!
No, we are only looking at a part of what is known as the exome. The exome is a small portion 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 be healthy overall. We test for over 675,000 SNP's or gene variants. The report you get will give you information on around 560 genes and we can add more as we learn more.
Yes, your genes are merely a blueprint and give you information about a risk factor. Many things can help prevent the expression of the genes that are associated with disease risks. Your diet, lifestyle, and supplements can affect your genes and how they will or will not express. This is called "epigenetics".
Yes, you can delete your personal data at any time.