WHAT IS A GENE?
A gene is a specific segment of your DNA. It contains the instructions so your body can make the thousands of different types of proteins it needs to function. Each gene has a specific job to do, and we're focusing on the genes that affect various factors around your wellbeing and everyday health.
WHAT IS A GENOTYPE?
With every gene, the specific version of that gene that you carry is called your genotype. Depending on your individual genotype, you may have a different genetic response to certain lifestyle factors.
WHAT DO THE LETTER IN MY GENOTYPE MEAN?
Each gene is comprised of smaller molecules, and these are represented by a combination of letters. These letters are called ‘Alleles’ - they are tiny variations on a section of a gene. They are most commonly shown by the following four letters: ACGT