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3. Scientific Overview: A detailed explanation of the DNA test and the science behind it.
4. Your Geneotype Data: Your actual DNA test results in detail with additional explanations.
Understanding your results:
Your results reflect your genetic predisposition for certain traits. The results describe your personal odds to have a certain trait, but do not reflect a deterministic destiny. The expression of a particular trait (phenotype) is influenced by your genetic makeup but also by environmental and lifestyle factors. By understanding your genetic makeup you can recognize the impact of environmental and lifestyle influences such as what you eat, what you drink, where you live, how you live and how active you are. Your DNA is important - it is a starting point that can guide your lifestyle strategy.
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Hair Loss

Your Hair Loss Potential: Above Average Tendency

Your DNA test results indicate that you carry the genetic makeup with a high risk for balding. Your likelihood of balding is high. Individuals who carry these genotypes may not experience hair loss.

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Morning/Night Person
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Scientific Overview

The Makings of Me DNA - Hair Loss Test

Map My DNA – Hair Loss Potential Test

The loss of scalp hair is known as male and female pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia. It is an extremely common condition that affects approximately 50% of men and perhaps, just as many women older than 40 years who have reached menopause. Baldness and hair thinning are generally inherited traits, but the actual cause remains unknown. The traits are dependent on levels of the hormone androgen and the Androgen Receptor (AR) gene on the X chromosome, Males inherit their X chromosome from their mothers, so male pattern baldness is inherited maternally.

There are four markers mapped to different genes, some of which have unknown functions that are found to contribute to baldness and hair thinning. These markers (SNPs) may assist in the identification of groups of men at higher high risk for losing their scalp hair. These markers include: rs1160312, rs6152, rs2180439, and rs1352015.

Hair Loss Data

Results for Marker (SNP) 1: rs1160312
My Makings
Genotype
Meaning
A:A
People who carry the risk allele (A) are more likely to have androgenic alopecia (tendency for baldness).
G:A
People who carry the risk allele (A/G) are more likely to have androgenic alopecia compared to people with two G alleles (G) by an increased probability of 13.7%.
G:G
People who carry the (G) alleles are not likely to have androgenic alopecia.
* You are falling into the G:A genotype
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Results for Marker (SNP) 2: rs2180439
My Makings
Genotype
Meaning
C:C
People who carry the alleles (C/C) are not likely to have androgenic alopecia (tendency for baldness).
T:C
People who carry one of the risk allele (T) are more likely to have androgenic alopecia compared to people who carry none of the risk alleles. Different studies report different increased odds, so that the actual effect size of carrying one risk allele is currently not determined.
T:T
People who carry the risk alleles (T/T) are more likely to experience hair loss compared to people who carry other genetic variations for this marker.
* You are falling into the T:C genotype
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Results for Marker (SNP) 3: rs6152
My Makings
Genotype
Meaning
A:A
People with this geneotype (i.e. do not carry any risk allele (G)) are not likely to have androgenic alopecia (tendency for baldness).
G:A
If you are a Male carrying the G allele (G/Y), you are more likely to experience hair loss. If you are a female – It is possible that you will have androgenic alopecia, but the probability is lower than women who carry the two risk alleles (G/G).
G:G
People who carry the (G) alleles are more likely to have androgenic alopecia.
* You are falling into the G:G genotype
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