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Beyond Ancestry: Exploring the Full Scope of Genetic Testing

Genetic testing goes beyond ancestry

According to the Center for Genetics and Society, more than 26 million people have taken an at-home ancestry test.

Genetic ancestry tests were first marketed in 2000 for people to reconstruct genealogies and learn more about their family history.

Did you know that there is more information inside your genes than just your ancestry?


Genetic testing for medication (called pharmacogenomics, PGx) and nutrition (called nutrigenomics, NGx) can offer insights that directly affect your health and well-being.

Let's take a closer look at how this type of testing can provide you with personalized care.


In the infographic below, are 5 genes that, if a variation is present, could affect a medication you are taking.

Changes in your genes could lead to an increased risk of side effects or put you at risk of taking a medication that may not work.

5 Genes That Can Affect Your Response to Medications


Genetic tests can also explain how your body interacts with different foods. For example, how your body may respond to dairy, gluten, and saturated fats.

You can also have changes in the genes that make the hormones that tell your body when you're hungry and full.

In the infographic below are two genes that can affect your eating patterns and increase your risk of weight gain.

Decoding your diet: Nutrigenomics 101

The information above shows that genetic tests can divulge important information to optimize the benefit of medications and nutrition.

Genetic testing is one piece of the puzzle that can help you achieve your health goals. We can now provide you with more personalized approach to treatment.

Are you ready to move beyond ancestry?

Are you ready to harness the power of genetics?

Do you want to unlock your personal insights and take back

control of your health?

If so, book a call with our genetics-trained pharmacist

to see how she can help you.

It is important to note that interpretation of genetic test results should be done with the consultation of a licensed health care provider who can give guidance on the implication of the findings and recommend appropriate next steps.



1. Regalado A. More than 26 million people have taken an at-home ancestry test. Center for Genetics and Society. February 11, 2019. Accessed February 27, 2024.

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