What is the ESR2 Gene?

What is the ESR2 Gene?

ESR2 codes for estrogen receptor beta (ER-β), one of two main types of estrogen receptor is activated by estrogen. Upon binding to 17-β-estradiol,  the encoded protein interact with specific DNA sequences to activate transcription. Phytoestrogens, ESR2, CYP1B1 and...
23andme Eliminates Many Genes with New V5 Chip

23andme Eliminates Many Genes with New V5 Chip

23andme Changes to V5 Chip Just recently, 23andme changed to a V5 chip for DNA sequencing. They have not released an official statement yet for why they made this change, but what we do know is that the new DNA data file does not include many of the genes that were...
Glutamate’s Role in Depression and Anxiety

Glutamate’s Role in Depression and Anxiety

Mental Health and the Modern Age  According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Approximately 300 million suffer from depression, with more women affected than men. Glutamate: The Ignored Neurotransmitter for...
Genetic Mutations and Sun Protection

Genetic Mutations and Sun Protection

The sun is viewed by humans through a duality lens as both necessary for life, energy, and happiness, but also something that can be dangerous. We need our vitamin D and serotonin boost, but too much may promote skin cancer. At some point in the evolutionary timeline,...