Genetic Risk Reports
Gain health insights for 27 conditions, including 14 genetic risk reports
Uncover your genetic risk
Most medical conditions are caused by a combination of non-genetic factors like lifestyle and environment, and genetic factors, which are determined by your DNA. The impact your genetics has on your health is called your genetic risk.
Genetic Risk Reports tell you whether you have a decreased, average, or increased genetic risk for developing certain health conditions. Knowing your risk level can help you make informed decisions about managing your health.
Genetic Risk Reports are currently available for 14 conditions:
- Hereditary Breast Cancer BRCA1/BRCA2
- Late-Onset Parkinson’s Disease
- Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Celiac Disease
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Hereditary Hemochromatosis
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
- Hereditary Thrombophilia
- G6PD Deficiency
Groundbreaking polygenic health reports
MyHeritage currently offers polygenic risk reports for the following conditions:
Female Breast Cancer
Type 2 Diabetes
For some conditions, like heart disease, it is the combination of variants on multiple genes that determines your risk. These conditions are called polygenic conditions. MyHeritage has developed polygenic risk scores for heart disease, breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes, and is one of the first companies to offer these reports.
We analyze thousands of variants across your entire genome and combine the results of these analyses to calculate your polygenic risk score (PRS) for each condition. PRS is the most comprehensive approach for estimating genetic risk for polygenic conditions.
We use advanced technology to analyze your DNA — a custom-designed Global Screening Array format chip, with hundreds of thousands of strategically selected probes to capture the greatest amount of genetic variation. The new chip provides us with the flexibility to add reports for more conditions, without the need to collect a new DNA sample in the future.
- You are the owner of your data and you can delete it permanently at any time.
- We will never share your data with any third parties without your explicit consent. Your reports will be shared with PWNHealth to facilitate physician oversight of your test.
- We are the only DNA company that pledges to never share your data with insurance companies.
Your health reports do not tell you whether you have or will develop a condition.
These reports assess only your genetic risk. They do not take into consideration non-genetic factors like environment, lifestyle, age, or family history. Currently, PRS reports are only available to people who are of mainly European ancestry, because the scientific data is limited to people of that ethnic background.
If you have a personal or family health history of one of the genetic conditions listed here, it is recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider to discuss comprehensive screening.
You may disable the reports for incurable conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases if you prefer not to know the results. You may view these reports at any time by changing your privacy settings.