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
|Eye color||OCA2 & HERC2|
|Skin redness after application of ethanol patch||ALDH2|
|Ability to taste PTC, which is similar to organic compounds in some foods||TAS2R38|
|Wet vs dry East Asian earwax||ABCC11|
|Sensitivity to smelling β-ionone, a floral fragant organic compound||OR5A1|
|Lactose intolerance||LCT & MCM6|
|Sweetness taste sensitivity to sugar||TAS1R3|
|Bitter taste sensitivity to saccharin||TAS2R31|
|Facial flushing after drinking a glass of beer||ALDH2|
|Sensitivity to the smell of Androstadienone, a human pheromone||OR7D4|
|Sensitivity to the smell of Isobutyraldehyde, found in beer & many foods||OR6B2|
|Perception of bitterness in red wine||TAS2R38|
|Perception of bitterness in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli||TAS2R38|
|More vs less smelly sweat||ABCC11|
|Perception of the smell of violets and rose oil||OR5A1|
|Umami (savory) taste sensitivity||TAS1R1|
|Sensitivity to the smell of Leaf Alcohol||OR2J3|
|Sensitivity to the smell of Asparagusic Acid Waste||OR2M7|
Degrees of Genetic Influence
Genes in your report are rated as having Major, Moderate or Minor influence on specific traits. Other influences on your traits include environmental, dietary, microbial and lifestyle factors, in addition to the complex interaction of not just one, but multiple genes. Sign up now to get your report in seconds.
Genes with Major Influence predict a trait more than 92% of the time.
Example: the SR Gene Region’s influence on determining female or male anatomy.
Genes with Moderate Influence predict a trait 67% to 92% of the time.
Example: the SR Gene Region’s influence on height.
Genes with Minor Influence predict a trait less than 67% of the time.
Example: the SR Gene Region’s influence on life span.
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.