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Celebrating Dr. Carlos Bustamante, National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

October 13, 2021
Having a father as an infectious disease doctor brought Carlos Bustamante an early exposure to medicine. But still, Carlos always imagined he would grow up to become a lawyer. With a confident demeanor and powerful voice, Carlos could command a room. He thrived in debate club and theater classes and had been convinced since he was young that law…

Know Your Health: Genetics of Hair Color

March 18, 2021
By LunaDNA Contributor Hair colors are passed down through generations. Sometimes the colors are predictable, and sometimes, unexpected colors occur through a genetic mutation. Learn about the genetics of hair color.  Hair colors are a spectrum of hues that can range from white blond to coal black. Hair color is inherited, and many…

Know Your Health: How Your DNA May Affect Your Smile

March 18, 2021
By LunaDNA Contributor The causes of crooked teeth are varied. Our ancestry may have interesting clues to the genetics of crooked teeth. Learn about crooked teeth, and how DNA may play a role in overall teeth health.  According to the American Association of Orthodontists, an estimated 4 million people wear braces…

Know Your Health: Is Anxiety Genetic?

September 28, 2020
By LunaDNA Contributing Writer  Many people experience anxiety during their lifetime. However, anxiety is not normal if it takes over your life. A genetic predisposition for anxiety can trigger an over-the-top response to a low-key event. There are many risk factors for anxiety disorders including genetics, personality, brain chemistry, and…

Know Your Health: What Causes Snoring?

September 28, 2020
By LunaDNA Contributing Writer  Snoring occurs when air can’t flow freely through the nose and throat. As air fights to make its way through the airways, it jangles against the tissues in the nose and throat creating a snoring sound. Learn why people snore, and what can be done about…

Understanding Your Personal and Genomic Health: An Interview with Genome Medical

August 14, 2020
A few months ago, we partnered with Genome Medical to offer LunaDNA members access to their network of clinical genomic specialists to dig deeper into their health and DNA information. Today, we’re chatting with Sheryl Walker, MS CGC to take a deeper look into the services they offer and how understanding your genetic makeup…