Gene Heritage strives to not misrepresent how much reported genes influence traits. We fully disclose whether specific genes are a major or minor influence on traits.
|Traits Covered by Gene Heritage*||Genetic Influence||Gene|
|Eye color||Major||OCA2 & HERC2|
|Skin redness after application of alcohol patch||Major||ALDH2|
|Ability to taste PTC, which is similar to organic compounds in some foods||Major||TAS2R38|
|Wet vs dry East Asian ear wax||Major||ABCC11|
|Sensitivity to smelling β-ionone, a floral fragant organic compound||Major||OR5A1|
|Lactose intolerance||Moderate||LCT & MCM6|
|Facial flushing after drinking a glass of beer||Moderate||ALDH2|
|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|
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.
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