Is aggression your immediate response to stress?
Are you business savvy because of your genes?
Find out if you have the “warrior” gene linked to impulsive aggression and making successful business decisions.
The “warrior” gene refers to a genetic variant of the MAOA gene that was named due to its link to aggressive behavior. This gene encodes the monoamine oxidase A enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters – chemical messengers involved in transmitting messages from the brain to the rest of the body.
People with the “warrior” gene have low levels of monoamine oxidase A, which disrupts the normal breakdown of neurotransmitters. This accumulation of neurotransmitters has been linked to increased risk of aggressive and antisocial behavior.
On the plus side, the “warrior” gene is also linked to making more successful business decisions. With a simple mouth swab this DNA test can conclusively determine whether you have inherited the “warrior” gene.
A simple DNA test can be done to find out which single form of MAOA a male has inherited and which two forms a female has inherited.
GENETICS IDENTIFIED IN THIS TEST:
The MAOA gene is located on the X-chromosome. Men inherit only one X chromosome, so they have only one version of MAOA. If a man inherits the “warrior” gene, they are more likely to be affected by it.
Women have two X chromosomes; hence they can inherit two different versions of the gene. This means that even if a woman inherits one copy of the “warrior” gene, she is less likely to be affected, because she also carries one normal version of MAOA.
This test looks at how many repeats are present in the regulatory region of the MAOA gene. There are five variants with different numbers of repeats – 2, 3, 3.5, 4 and 5.
Studies have linked the warrior gene to
On the positive side warrior gene carriers are
Step 1: Order test kit online
Step 2: Collect DNA sample using a painless mouth swab, and mail to the lab in the provided return envelope
Step 3: Receive your results online
NOTE: Please provide your email address for reporting results.
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