genetics

If you have this gene will you get cancer?

“You have cancer” is a phrase no one ever wants to hear.  Women fear breast cancer more than heart disease yet heart disease takes many more lives each year.  One of the questions we frequently get is, “Can genetic tests, like the MyHappyGenes® test, tell me if I’ve got a cancer gene?” So we took […]

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Does my depression have a genetic basis?

How can I tell whether my depression is genetic, stress related or environmental? Have you ever noticed that some people are always happy, while others always struggle with depression no matter the circumstances? We have discovered that for some, the underlying cause of depression comes from genetic variants that are inherited. How you make serotonin,

 Genetics and cancer

“You have cancer” is a phrase no one ever wants to hear.  Women fear breast cancer more than heart disease yet heart disease takes many more lives each year.  One of the questions we frequently get is, “Can genetic tests, like the MyHappyGenes® test, tell me if I’ve got a cancer gene?” The simple answer

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Personality Disorders Part 2

Personality Disorders Part 2 Some personality disorders are commonly associated with dramatic, overly emotional or unpredictable thinking or behavior. These disorders include antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. Antisocial Personality Disorder Disregard for others’ needs or feelings Constant lying, stealing, using aliases, conning others Repeated problems with the

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Understanding the Genetic Roots of Marijuana Use

Research on marijuana use disorders has greatly expanded as more states legalize marijuana use. This includes studies that help uncover the connections between genetic roots and marijuana use disorders. An international team of researchers and scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found two regions in our DNA that are believed to

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Genes and their Impact on Health and Disease

Similar to inheriting traits like eye and hair color, you can also inherit the susceptibility to diseases from your family members. The genes that you directly inherit from your parents can also impact your health and potential for disease. However, they can be many causes of diseases and other health related issues. Your susceptibility to

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Mutations and Disease

Proteins play a crucial role in how parts of your body function. If genes that impact the creation of proteins have mutations, the rest of the body may not work properly. This can cause the entire body to have larger issues. These types of issues can also be caused in different ways.  There is a