How we turn raw DNA data into the "Dyslexia Likelihood" report
Dyslexia, a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling, is highly heritable. This means that variations in your DNA have an influence on whether you experience Dyslexia. Reference 1. Reference 2.
Dyslexia affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language. It is not an indication of someone's intelligence.
Recently, scientists have discovered variants in your DNA that can predispose an individual to dyslexia. People with these DNA variations may have a higher likelihood of experiencing dyslexia.
Our advanced algorithm analyzes the parts of your DNA that are important for this trait, and it estimates your degree of likelihood for experiencing dyslexia.
Why DNA is only part of the story
When it comes to your likelihood of having dyslexia, DNA is only part of the story. The environment also plays a role.
This is good because this gives you the ability to positively influence your environment to manage your learning and other experiences, and control your response. We tell you what your DNA predicts, so you can use it for designing teaching strategies that can mitigate the impact of dyslexia.
Reports you can trust
Our team of scientists and engineers uses a robust algorithm development process to ensure validity of our results.
The results we give are based on the highest quality research from the world’s leading researchers.
We use the scientific discoveries published in the world’s most rigorous peer-reviewed scientific literature.
Our findings are calibrated based on real world observations.