How It Works

Contact us at stevef@genedsystems.com if you are interested in beta testing our customized report generation software.  We are looking for people with genomic data who are interested in expanding beyond traditional reports.  

MTHFR

MTHFR is a gene that makes an enzyme called Methylene Tetrahydrofolate Reductase. Let’s just call it MTHFR. MTHFR is the enzyme that makes L-methylfolate, a critical type of folate your brain and body use to serve several roles. In the brain, L-methylfolate is necessary for making dopamine and serotonin, two very important chemical messengers. Not having enough L-methylfolate leads to raised homocysteine levels that increase cardiac risks. For women of child bearing age, problems with MTHFR have been linked to certain birth defects.

  • Commonly available MTHFR genetic testing currently covers two polymorphisms that affect the function of the enzyme. GenEd's MTHFR assay reports an important third polymorphism that is associated with how much of the enzyme is made.
  • MTHFR has been linked with mental health, fetal development, cardiac health, and cancer
  • GenEd’s MTHFR panel is the most comprehensive on the market.

Addiction Education

Understanding addiction as the abuse of drugs has not helped us end the problem. If anything, after a century of using that definition, we have a worse problem than we did 100 years ago. But science is changing, and addiction is now seen as a primary illness that comes before the drugs. The neurobiology is known and there are many genetic predictors of important functions. GenEd’s Addiction Education Report will teach anyone interested how addiction really works in the brain.

 

  • Understand addiction and its types. There is no limit to recovery if we know what to look for.
  • Understand the genetic underpinnings of addiction regardless of reward used.
  • See how we can be more effective in our personal lives and social policy once we know the biology of addiction.