We’re officially launching the InsideTracker DNA Kit! This first-of-its-kind product allows you to leverage the power of DNA and blood together to generate more dynamic and precise InsideTracker recommendations to optimize your health. Our new DNA Kit captures your genetic predispositions and combines them with a snapshot of your body's current state to paint the most complete picture of your well-being that science can offer. Here's how.
DNA and blood: Better togetherIf you're an InsideTracker user, you might have noticed that some of your blood biomarkers just won’t cross the threshold into the optimized zone. Maybe your partner-in-crime has found it easy to keep their blood glucose in check when it feels nearly impossible for you. Sometimes, the answer to these differences in our blood biomarkers lie in our DNA. To learn how genetic variations in our DNA, or SNPs, make us unique, read this.
Combining insights from your blood and DNA is therefore incredibly useful for understanding your body’s inner workings. Why? First, DNA outlines your body’s predisposition or "potential" for certain wellness traits such as sleep, weight, and aging. But DNA is not definitive—your genes are not your destiny. And that's where blood comes in. It provides a snapshot of what's going on in your body at a distinct point in time. Your blood biomarkers are constantly shifting in response to your nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle choices. In other words, blood tells you how your genetic predispositions are manifesting in your everyday life. And while you can't change your genes, you can change how your body responds to them.
What to expect from our new DNA KitWe have spent the last half of a decade researching the genes responsible for influencing the blood biomarkers and health goals important to our users. Our new DNA Kit was designed specifically with the InsideTracker user in mind—we’ve enriched our kit to test genes that tend to influence recommendations you'd see on your InsideTracker Dashboard, like those for exercise and nutrition.
Our new DNA Kit allows you to get your DNA tested directly through InsideTracker, which enables us to easily update our insights—and your results—as new research is published. It provides analysis of up to 29 wellness traits based on 261 genetic biomarkers in five key areas: weight, sleep, sensitivities, aging and performance. If you're interested in learning how we specifically developed these genetic biomarkers, then check out this blog.
So what can you expect to see in your DNA Kit results? You'll get a personalized DNA Report, which will automatically update whenever you get a new set of blood test results. Your report will summarize findings from your DNA in easy-to-read Genetic Potential Scores for multiple different areas. These Genetic Potential Scores are built based on the best available science—and are informed by hundreds (or even thousands) of peer-reviewed literature. Want more detail on what to expect in your DNA Report? This page explains it further.
Why our new DNA Kit is changing the gameOur goal is to show you the most complete picture of your health that science can provide. Having DNA to help explain your sleep patterns, proneness to knee injury, biological response to Mediterranean diet, or likelihood of success in endurance exercise can empower you to be more confident in making health decisions that are right for you.
Consider this kit the gift that keeps on giving. Our scientists rigorously and continuously review the latest genetic research, and you can anticipate increasingly valuable insights over time as new Genetic Potential Scores are added, new genetic research is published, and as our own software becomes more robust. As the world of DNA science continues to progress, so will we! We are incredibly proud to launch our new DNA Kit and can’t wait to watch how it optimizes your health.
The power of combining blood with DNA
- DNA tells us about our unchanging potential for certain wellness traits
- Blood tells us about how our dynamic lifestyle influences our gene's effects on health at a given point in time
- By combining blood with DNA, we can see the most complete picture of our health that science has to offer
- InsideTracker's new DNA Kit combines blood and DNA to provide novel insights and recommendations about your health—unavailable anywhere else in the world
- DNA Kit is our next step towards realizing our vision of real-time holistic health and wellness insights