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How the APOE Gene Affects the Immune System

How the APOE Gene Affects the Immune System

The International Journal of Medicine published a commentary in late April 2020 titled, “Does apolipoprotein E genotype predict COVID-19 severity?” The researchers argue that it is possible that having one or two copies of APOE-E4 allele predisposes one to be at high...
How the TP53 Gene Affects the Immune System

How the TP53 Gene Affects the Immune System

The TP53 gene is another excellent example of how our environment shapes our genome, and how our genes respond to give us the best chance of survival. The TP53 gene variant was analyzed in 4,029 people from 67 populations located throughout eastern Asia, from 11°...
How the MTHFR 677 Gene Affects the Immune System

How the MTHFR 677 Gene Affects the Immune System

A lot of discussions regarding the MTHFR gene are centered around the fearful consequences of variants in this gene. Yet, less is spoken about how common variants are in this gene, and why they were selected. Many speculations for these variants have gone mostly...
How the FUT2 Gene Affects the Immune System

How the FUT2 Gene Affects the Immune System

Welcome to the first blog post of our immunity series, where we give you actionable immune system research on individual genes in the Nutrition Genome Report. Each post in this series will show you where to find the gene in your report, the genotype of interest,...
COVID-19: Genetic Research and a Novel Pathway

COVID-19: Genetic Research and a Novel Pathway

Medically reviewed by Dr. Alejandra Carrasco, MD nourishmedicine.com As COVID-19 has been categorized as a pandemic in record time (without any known cure), Nutrition Genome has been dedicating resources to help advance the scientific discussion around novel...
Should You Drink Alcohol with APOE4?

Should You Drink Alcohol with APOE4?

Have you noticed that for every study that shows alcohol is harmful to your health, another one comes out a week later that shows the opposite? Depending on the study, you may conclude that alcohol will either cut your life short or help you live past 100. What...