MyHeritage Introduces DNA Health + Ancestry Test

MyHeritage announced the launch of the MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry Test. It offers new dimensions of genetic insight to enrich your life, enlighten you about your health, and help you make informed lifestyle choices.

The MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry test includes dozens of personalized and easy-to-understand health reports. It also includes all of the features of the current MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only test, including matching to relatives based on shared DNA, ethnicity estimates, a chromosome browser, and others.

With the new Health + Ancestry test, you will learn how your genes can affect your health. Your results include reports for conditions caused by single genes, such as hereditary breast cancer, late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and late-onset Parkinson’s disease; and conditions caused by multiple variants, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and female breast cancer.

It also includes carrier status reports on conditions that can be passed down from a couple to their children, such as Tay-Sachs disease and cystic fibrosis. MyHeritage is working on adding many more conditions immediately following the launch and going forward.

At launch, the DNA Health + Ancestry test will offer 14 genetic risk reports that explain an individual’s risk for developing specific conditions. They reports also show the risk in the general population, for convenient comparison. The genetic risk reports include monogenic and polygenic conditions. For more information, visit MyHeritage’s disease list page.

In the United States, MyHeritage works with an independent network of physicians called PWNHealth, which supervises the new service and provides clinical oversight. MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry is not a diagnostic test and results may not cover all of the variants associated with a particular condition.

The product is also not intended to independently diagnose, prevent, or treat any disease or condition or tell users anything about their current state of health in the absence of medical and clinical information.

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