Lactose Intolerance Genetics: The LCT/MCM6 Gene

Did you know that 65% of the Human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy? Inversely, only about 5% of people in Northern European descent are lactose intolerant. But when you look at the Chinese population, over 90% are lactose intolerant. How can this be? It’s because of the LCT/MCM6 gene — […]

23andMe Login to Download Your DNA Raw Data

Please be aware that since genetic data is sensitive personal information, we do not recommend downloading your raw data files on public computers or uploading to third-party sites that are untrustworthy. Genetic data is valuable, so many third parties will store your genetic data so they can profit from it. This data is their most […]

Best DNA Raw Data: 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA or MyHeritage?

Company Pros Cons 23andMe The most mtDNA SNPs The most Y SNPs Good for Y & mtDNA ancestry Good for health variants Proprietary variants A lot of miscalls Not as good as Whole Genome Sequencing AncestryDNA The most X SNPs The most clinical (Clinvar) SNPs The most drug response SNPs The best for both ancestry […]

Where Do I Get Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)?

Updated: 5/08/2020 One of the first things most people think about when it comes to genetic testing is privacy. These concerns are even more important when it comes to Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), because unlike consumer genotyping (which only contains a tiny fraction of your DNA), Whole Genome Sequencing contains all of your DNA. We’ll […]

Happy Holidays and Genetic Genie’s Commitments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the time of the year you get to enjoy festivities and holiday cheer with friends and family. It’s a time of year where you get to both give and receive. It may be this way for some, but let’s get real. Christmas can be tough. Some […]

23andMe and AncestryDNA Genotyping vs Whole Genome Sequencing

If you’ve been genotyped by 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), or Living DNA  you may believe you had all of your DNA sequenced. What if you learned that 23andMe only genotypes around 0.02% of your DNA? Whole genome sequencing gives you over 4,000 times more data and over 900 times more known genetic […]

It’s Time to Get Whole Genome Sequencing

We’re at the time where interest in consumer genotyping is bottoming out. The technology is getting dated and the market is in a lull. But fortunately, Whole Genome Sequencing is getting ready to replace genotyping. And the year 2020 could be the beginning of the end for consumer genotyping companies like 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage DNA […]

Change Gene Expression and Increase Glutathione with Relaxation Techniques

Managing stress with relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, or biofeedback are things we sometimes ignore when facing a chronic illness. After all, how much can these relaxation techniques really help? I know that question goes through my mind at times. Even though practicing relaxation techniques can feel like a waste of time, practicing them […]