The Gene Heritage Approach

Many factors influence your traits, not just your genes. At Gene Heritage, our goal is to carefully curate genetic reports that accurately represent how much or how little your genes influence your traits.

Traits Covered by Gene Heritage

Trait* Genetic InfluenceGene
Eye color Major OCA2 & HERC2
Skin redness after application of ethanol patch Major ALDH2
Ability to taste PTC, which is similar to organic compounds in some foods Major TAS2R38
Wet vs dry East Asian earwax Major ABCC11
Sensitivity to smelling β-ionone, a floral fragant organic compound Major OR5A1
Lactose intolerance Moderate LCT & MCM6
Bitter taste sensitivity to saccharin Moderate TAS2R31
Facial flushing after drinking a glass of beer Moderate ALDH2
Sensitivity to the smell of Androstadienone Moderate OR7D4
Perception of bitterness in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli Minor TAS2R38
More vs less smelly sweat Minor ABCC11
Perception of the smell of violets and rose oil Minor OR5A1
Sensitivity to the smell of Leaf Alcohol Minor OR2J3
Sensitivity to the smell of Asparagusic Acid Waste Minor OR2M7
Sprint performance Minor ACTN3

* Different DNA collectors detect different DNA data points. Check out Coverage to see which genes we report on for your particular DNA collector.

No Clinical Importance

Gene Heritage does not report on traits of clinical importance. To find out what traits or risks you may have that might benefit from clinical treatment, talk to your health care provider or a genetic counselor. The National Society of Genetic Counselors has a directory of genetic counselors.