Step 1. We searched peer-reviewed literature on micronutrients important in conception and pregnancy curated in the PubMed database.
Step 2. We identified genetic variants associated with wellness conditions that may be disrupting conception, micronutrient levels, and food sensitivities that met our selection criteria in the genome-wide association study (GWAS) catalog.
Step 3. We searched the PubMed and online mendelian inheritance in man (OMIM) databases, (the continuously updated catalog of human genes and genetic disorders and traits) for literature on causes of female and male infertility and identified the most common conditions.
Step 4. We curated a list of variants identified in the PubMed database and GWAS catalog our scientific team approved to include on our panel.