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Why do I need to run a genetics test?

  3 years, 5 months ago

1) You have been diagnosed with a chronic health condition.
Your genetic information will help you determine which genes or biochemical pathways altered to result in that health condition. Getting to the root cause, will help facilitate recovery by tailoring any treatment plans and lifestyle changes your Doctor recommends specifically to your body.

2) Several members of your family live with one or several chronic health issues.
Genetic information will help your family uncover the inherited Gene sequence patterns that contribute to the chronic illnesses plaguing them.

3) You plan to have a baby.
Research is implicating certain genetic mutations ... ..more

does this report give any different info than the others http://metabolichealing.com... ..more

The #Livewello gene variance app was updated to version 2.0 in May 2014. Some users that generated their report using an older version of the app, might notice a blank page the first time they log back into Livewello. If you notice this, send an email to support@livewello.com so we can reset the app for you. ..more

The most likely reason for this is that you have multiple #Livewello accounts and the one you used in purchasing the gene variance app is different from the one you're currently using.

If this is not the case, send an email to support@livewello.com along with a copy of your PayPal receipt.
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#Livewello supports raw data files for 23andMe, FTNDA and Ancestry.com

To generate a gene variance report for FTNDA:
- Go to livewello.com/snps/report
- Click on the FTNDA tab
- Click the browse button to select an FTDNA file from your desktop. Your raw data file should be in CSV format, and should NOT be a compressed file (i.e .zip or .gz etc)
- Click the "Upload" button and the rest should happen automatically. The entire process should take about 5 minutes or less, depending on your network connection.

To learn how to find your raw data file on FTNDA ... ..more

The most likely reason for these differences is the choice of minor allele used by the app to determine phenotype.

The criteria seems to be constantly changing, probably because this a relatively new and rapidly evolving field of science. To quote openbioinformatics.org:

"One obvious problem with this coding scheme is that one must know the "forward strand" with certainty, but this is usually not the case. Even for the well studied human genome, there are still many holes to be filled. It is possible that a sequence is assembled into the forward strand in 2004 human genome assembly, but ... ..more

At the bottom of your #Livewello gene variance report there is a legend table that describes what your results mean.

The variance report is essentially a table where each row represents a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP). The columns in the table are:

1) SNP or name of the gene variation.

2) rsID. This is a unique number assigned to each SNP, by dbSNP.

3) Minor Allele. An allele is the nucleotide that is present at a gene location. This can be one of 4 nucleotides - A, T, C and G. A pairs with T on the opposite DNA strand, and ... ..more

Yes. Your #LiveWello Gene App does not just come with a color coded Variance report.
It also comes with the added functionality of the SNP Sandbox tool, which is designed to give you the power to access more than 600,000 SNPs on your 23andMe raw data genome. At the moment, you can technically create a variance report for up to 297,00 SNPs. This makes LiveWello even easier and more resourceful for our users.
As new correlations are made between diseases and specific genes, you will need an App that can keep up with this research information with frequent ... ..more

You can reset your #Livewello variance report by clicking the "Reset report" button at the bottom of the report. When you that you will be prompted with some options:

- Delete standard report: Check this option to only delete the standard variance report.
- Delete template reports: Check this option to delete all the SNP templates that you have generated reports for.
- Delete raw data file: If you uploaded a raw data file that was used to generate a report, you can check this box to delete that file.
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#Livewello SNP Sandbox allows you compare variance reports between any two profiles in your account. You can however also compare reports with profiles from another account, if that person's report has been shared with you.

Steps to take (for the person sharing a report):

- Click on "Report settings" (Just above the variance report)
- Check the option labelled "Allow other people to compare their reports with mine"
- Copy and share the report share link

Steps to take (for the person viewing report)
On the shared report, there will be a button just above the variance report labelled "Compare reports"
Clicking ... ..more