November 14, 2017
analyze ancestry DNA raw data: 7 Useful reports to grab now!

Analyze Ancestry DNA Raw Data: 7 Reports You Do Not Want to Miss

The vast majority of the people who are trying to analyze ancestry DNA raw data results from 23andme, Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), Living DNA […]
September 20, 2017

Xcode Current Product Offerings

Xcode Life is a genetics, bioinformatics, and health analytics company which offers a variety of services including genetic testing and health reporting services using DNA raw […]
September 16, 2017

The Story of the Great Eater

In a far away village a long time ago there was a circus that was going out of business. The circus manager was at his wit’s […]
August 25, 2017

Increased genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease due to presence of Apolipoprotein E (E3/E4) variants

In April 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 23&Me’s Apoe gene test to predict risk of late onset Alzheimer’s disease. This is the first […]
August 1, 2017

Know Your Genes: SLC23A1 “Vitamin C Gene”

The Solute Carrier Family 23 Member 1 (SLC23A1) gene is associated with the synthesis of Solute Carrier Family 23 Member 1(SLC23A1) protein, a transporter which is […]
July 27, 2017

Do you have the gene that naturally protects you from Heart attacks?

Tracy is  a 40-year-old African American who is an aerobics instructor, a mother of two and a college student pursuing a degree in business. She looks […]
July 24, 2017

The curse of creativity: What is driving creative people into taking their own lives?

“We of the craft are all crazy” – Lord Byron With overpopulation, environmental deterioration, terrorism, political dysfunction, dictators, cronyism, disputes and debates over trivial matters, it’s […]
July 3, 2017

Know Your Genes: FADS1 “The Vegetarian Gene”

The Fatty Acid Desaturase (FADS1) gene is associated with the synthesis of FADS1 protein, an enzyme secreted in the liver and shown to be associated with […]
June 25, 2017

Know Your Genes: HFE “The Iron Overload Gene”

The human Hemochromatosis Protein (HFE) gene is associated with the synthesis of HFE protein. This protein has been shown to be associated with the regulation of […]
May 19, 2017

Know Your Genes: FUT2 “Vitamin B12 Gene”

The FucosylTransferase 2 (FUT2) gene is associated with the synthesis of fucosyl transferase 2, an enzyme found to attach the bacterium Helicobacter pylori to the gastric […]
May 11, 2017

Know Your Genes: TMPRSS6 “Iron Gene”

Transmembrane Protease, Serine 6 (TMPRSS6) gene is associated with the synthesis of transmembrane protease, serine 6 (also known as matriptase-2), a liver serine protease. TMPRSS6 cleaves […]
May 4, 2017

Know Your Genes: TTPA “Vitamin E Gene”

The Alpha Tocopherol Transfer Protein (TTPA) gene is associated with the synthesis of alpha tocopherol transfer protein, a fat soluble anti-oxidant that is secreted by the […]
April 28, 2017

Know Your Genes: MC4R “Obesity Gene”

The Melanocortin 4 Receptor gene (MC4R) is associated with the synthesis of MC4R enzyme, a G protein coupled receptor which is found to bind to alpha […]
April 19, 2017

Know Your Genes: DRD2 “Dopamine Gene”

The Dopamine Receptor Gene (DRD2) is associated with the synthesis of DRD2, which is the main receptor for all anti-psychotic drugs. The hormone Dopamine is a neurotransmitter […]
April 17, 2017

Know Your Genes: MTHFR “Folic Acid Gene”

The Methyl Tetra Hydrofolate Reductase gene (MTHFR) is associated with the synthesis of MTHFR enzyme, which converts folate obtained from the diet into an active form. […]