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Why doesn't InsideTracker report on individual genetic variants, such as MTHFR?Updated 10 hours ago

InsideTracker's customized polygenic scores, or PGSs, are state-of-the-art tools to predict your genetic susceptibility to a specific physical, biochemical, or behavioral wellness trait by considering multiple ("poly") genetic variations. These variations represent distinctions in your genetic code, influencing your unique characteristics and potentially affecting the levels of the corresponding observable trait.  Conventional genetic testing methods identify single genetic variants that may impact your health. A PGS examines numerous common genetic variants. While these variants individually exert a modest influence on the trait described, their cumulative effect on complex wellness factors is typically much stronger than that of singular genetic variants (such as MTHFR).

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