Nine New Reports Added to MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry Test

MyHeritage has announced a major addition to their MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry test. They have added 9 new health reports. MyHeritage recommends that people who are estimated to have a genetic risk for a certain health condition seek additional information and screening from their healthcare providers.

The 9 new reports are:

High Blood Pressure: Offers a comprehensive genetic risk estimate by examining thousands of variants across the genome, and is exclusive to MyHeritage. This report may inform individuals who have increased genetic risk years before the onset of high blood pressure.

PALB2-Associated Breast Cancer: Examines variants in the PALB2 gene, which is linked to a type of hereditary breast cancer. The presence of a PALB2 variant increases an individual’s risk for developing breast cancer and has also been associated with increased risk for ovarian and pancreatic cancer.

Susceptibility to HIV-1 Infection: Identifies the presence or absence of the CCR5 variant. Individuals with one copy of the protective CCR5 variant have some level of resistance to HIV-1 infection, while individuals with two copies of the variant are highly resistant to becoming infected with the virus.

Maglinant Hyperthermia: Genetic condition that causes a rapid rise in body temperature and severe muscle contractions while under general anesthesia.

Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1A: Caused by a buildup of sugar in the body’s cells and tissues. It causes the liver, kidneys, and small intestines to not function optimally.

Canavan disease: A neurological disorder that causes progressive damage to nerve cells in the brain.

Usher Syndrome Type 3: It is characterized by partial or total hearing loss and vision loss that gets worse over time.

Familial Mediterranean Fever: FMF is an inflammatory disorder that causes painful episodes of inflammation in the abdomen, chest, or joints.

Ataxia-telangiectasia: AT is a rare, inherited, disorder that affects the nervous system, immune system, and other body systems.

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