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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 […]

 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 is No, but

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Question & Answer

Questions About Genetics MyHappyGenes is dedicated to helping individuals achieve healthy outcomes through knowledge of DNA 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. Genetics Determine Your Best Diet Everyone knows people who can eat whatever they like,

Human Health and Disease Susceptibility

Human health and disease susceptibility dominated studies for much of the twentieth century. The majority of these studies focused on identifying single genetic and environmental agents that could explain genetic variations, human health, and disease susceptibility. This new century has been characterized by huge advances in our understanding of Mendelian disorders with severe clinical outcomes.

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Studies on Genetic Variation and Risks

One of the main reasons for studying the origins and nature of human genetic variation is that the similarities and differences in the type and frequencies of genetic variations among populations can have a profound impact on studies that attempt to understand the influence of genes on disease risk.  For example, some genetic variations, like

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Health Influenced by Genetics

Health is greatly influenced by one’s genetics. Nearly every cell in the body carries an entire genome full of variations as the template for the development of its protein machinery. Therefore, it can be said that genetic variations impact all cellular, biochemical, physiological, and morphological aspects of a human being. For this reason, the majority

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Sickle Cell Disease- A Single-Gene Disorder

A prime example of a single-gene disorder is sickle cell disease. This refers to an autosomal recessive blood disorder caused by a variant of the β-globin gene called sickle hemoglobin (Hb S).  With sickle cell disease, a single nucleotide substitution (T→A) in the sixth codon of the β-globin gene results in the substitution of valine

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Mechanisms of Gene Expression 

One of the first as steps of understanding the connection between genetics and health is identifying the mechanisms of gene expression. By identifying genes whose variations are associated with different diseases, a better understanding of the linkage between genetics and health can be reached.  Understanding the mechanisms of gene expression and how they are influenced

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Understanding the COMT Gene

Are you struggling with health problems? Do you wonder if they are genetic? Understanding the COMT gene can give you cality. While it’s usually a combination of genes that make you more likely to have a health issue, there are certain genes that make you more susceptible to health problems. Specific genes can have a