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New Genetic Variants May Unlock Future Therapies for Alzheimer’s

April 26, 2021
By Contributing Writer Reena Jordyn About five million — or 1 in 10 — Americans aged 65 and older have symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While there are medications that help slow down the development of cognitive symptoms, there’s no available treatment to prevent the disease’s progression altogether. AD has been…

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…

COVID-19 Study’s Early Insights Shed Light on New Trends 

December 15, 2020
Since the launch of our COVID-19 Study in March 2020, LunaDNA members have submitted over 340,000 responses to gather physical and mental wellness information directly from individuals during this global pandemic. Early insights we previously released in July revealed that one in six participants had taken a COVID-19 test and…