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With our DNA wellness reports, we compile the genes and variants relevant to a specific topic and give you science-based natural recommendations about how you can overcome your genetic weaknesses.
As a SelfDecode member, you will receive the Introductory DNA Wellness Report and another free report of your choice as part of your membership. Every year that you renew, you will get 2 extra reports free.
Professional plan subscribers have unlimited access to gene reports.
The Symptoms and Conditions analyzer allows you to narrow your search to genes that are the most relevant to your symptoms and health conditions.
Not all rare SNPs are bad, but some that are particularly rare can contribute to your symptoms.
Under “My Fixes”, you can find recommended supplements, diet, and lifestyle changes for each of these genes that you have rare SNPs for, along with peer-reviewed scientific references.
The substance explorer predicts potential substances (medications, vitamins, or supplements) that may benefit you based on your bad genes and SNPs. It can also reveal which substances or toxins are particularly bad for you.
You can bookmark the genes that you are interested in to explore more specific substance recommendations for each one.
View trait interpretations in 74 different health categories within 9 different packages, including:
The health categories section is a great place to get an initial overview of your genetic weaknesses and strengths.
Customize your own list of genes/SNPs or explore other members’ gene packs for rare SNPs in each category you’re interested in (such as neurotransmitters, lectin sensitivity, autoimmunity, and many more).
You can also bookmark any genes that you want to check out later in more detail.
For practitioners, you can look at gene packs of interest to your clients.
You can compare your genes/SNPs that have rare variants with another user on the
For example, if you are talking to someone on the forum, you can request to compare your genes with them!
Compared to 23andme V5 (605,000) and Ancestry (700,000), our chip contains over 900,000 SNPs that significantly influence health risks, including genes such as MTHFR, ApoE, COMT, Vitamin D Receptor (VDR), HLA variants, and many more.
This allows us to provide the most comprehensive health reports and accurately deduce actionable recommendations.
You will fully own your genetic data, having access to both your raw data and genetic insights on SelfDecode.
To see a list of all SNPs that we cover, see our sample genotype file here.
The world’s best genetic decoder for progressive health practitioners
Joe Cohen won the genetic lottery of bad genes. As a kid, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, anxiety, depression, and other issues that were poorly understood in both conventional and alternative medicine.
Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a journey of self-experimentation and self-learning to improve his health - something that has since become known as "biohacking". After creating the biohacker's ultimate resource website, SelfHacked, Joe moved on to found the ultimate tool for dna-based self-research. Today, SelfDecode helps thousands of users discover how to meet their health goals through gene-based science.
Our science team scours hundreds of peer-reviewed studies each week to bring you the newest findings from the cutting edge of genetics research.
The health industry can be an unregulated minefield. That’s why we only source our information from the best, most reliable scientific journals, including Nature, Science, and The New England Journal of Medicine.
Lots of easy to understand Info. Very well presented for the Lay person.
Packed with information and tools! Links to published research, use of algorithms to help interpret importance of particular SNPs, and summary of potential fixes are unique and very helpful. Very ambitious in all that it attempts to synthesize without oversimplifying! Great job!!!
It was good, but in the few months I've had it it has continuously gotten better. Very helpful knowledge for how to approach one's shortcomings from a genetic perspective. Absolutely necessary stuff for a truly holistic approach to gaining self-knowledge. You can't do it with self-improvement work and psychologists alone.
This is simply the most comprehensive personal genomic tool that I've come across (and I've tried quite a few).
Amazing information, it's like I've been given a user manual specifically for me.
I love being able to access this information on my terms. No doctor has this detailed information.I can study and try new things and check results. Very grateful for the ability to access this information.
I've learned so much from this service that it'd be wrong to not share!
Very concise but thorough analysis on topics most doctors won't talk about although a number of studies are out there.
This is the way medicine needs to go.....power in your hands to make changes. Love it!
People ask me for information about health and supplements, I always indicate they can go here for further consideration and find links to research.
I believe that only by having DNA mapped can you begin to understand how your body reacts to everything! SelfDecode and Selfhacked are the mecca of this new science. Other sites are convoluted, tedious and expensive and put together in a piecemeal fashion, not as well researched or integrated seamlessly with personal data. To me this website is everything I could hope for, available in as much or as little as I need. Kudos to Joe! Great job!
SelfDecode is a extensive information resource that doesn't "dumb down" technical information, yet makes available information in a highly readable and comprehensive way. SelfDecode cross references in such a way that any potential inquiry can provide insights I haven't seen available anywhere else.
Joe Cohen has researched every possible mind and body health connection there is available in the universe, and has presented his findings in an easy to read format, including citations. He really knows what he is talking about and has shared his knowledge with others! Love that man. Wish regular medical doctors would follow his lead.
We support DNA data from the following test providers: 23AndMe, Ancestry, Courtagen, Family Tree, My Heritage, Atlas, Map My Genome, Diagnomics, Genes For Good, DNA.Land, Illumina, Genos (Version 1), Genos (Version 2), Living DNA, and iGene.
Alternatively, you could look into whole genome sequencing which can provide you with information on all 10 million SNPs and many other types of genetic variations.
They say genetics loads the gun, while the environment pulls the trigger. Therefore, it is important to understand your genes in the context of your diet and lifestyle.
Understanding your genetic tendencies can tell you a lot about whether your diet, lifestyle, or certain remedies, are working for or against you.
A great example of this is the Apolipoprotein E gene, which is now available as a DNA Wellness Report inside SelfDecode. Many people with brain fog carry the risk allele -- E4 -- and do better with less meat and animal products in their diet.
Whether you seek to optimize your health or overcome a pre-existing issue, getting your DNA genotyped will tell you a lot about your body and open doors to effective gene-targeted protocols.
Humans have about 10 million single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), the majority of which have no effect on health. To make genotyping affordable, DNA testing companies focus on a subset most relevant to their goals, such as for identifying ancestral lineage or for health research.
23andme tests approximately 650,000 variants, while Ancestry tests for 669,000 variants. The SelfDecode DNA kit tests about 900,000 variants. Among these, approximately 128,503 variants overlap with 23andme V5 and 70,227 with V4 [R].
The SelfDecode DNA chip will help ensure you don’t miss out on your core health SNPs. The latest version of 23andme appears to exclude several SNPs SelfDecoders are interested in.
You’re at the right place!
SelfDecode was created to help people just like you make the most of their genetic data. In the past year, we have released our DNA Wellness Reports, which shortlist your most important SNPs, explain their importance, and give gene-targeted health tips anyone can understand.
Now would be a perfect time to upgrade to a lifetime SelfDecode membership, as the SelfDecode team is working around the clock on SelfDecode 2.0, which will bring your experience to the next level. The new site will be easier to use, powered by a more precise analysis algorithm, and packed with higher quality scientist-curated data.
Because SelfDecode aspires to be the best and most comprehensive DNA analyzer on the planet, we are working toward having all the genes, reports, and features that other DNA analyzers on the market have while maintaining our scientific integrity. If you see something you like in another DNA analyzers that we don’t have yet, feel free to suggest it to us and we will work toward creating this feature for you inside SelfDecode.
Your genes remain the same, but new technologies and research continue to emerge. With a subscription to SelfDecode, you’ll have an exclusive first look at this new information and how it relates to your own health and wellness.
Additionally, health and lifestyle changes take time, so always having access to your SelfDecode dashboard will help you to stay on track and make changes at a pace that works for you. If you encounter new health-related symptoms, you can easily track possible gene-related causes or contributions with instant access to our Symptoms & Conditions Analyzer.
For every year that you renew your SelfDecode membership at a rate of $59 (less than 5$ a month!), you will receive two complimentary DNA Wellness Reports (a $118 value!) to help you continue learning more about your DNA and how it affects your health.
Finally, we are in the process of upgrading SelfDecode to include personalized blog posts and a robust community platform where users can easily compare their genes and discuss their conditions with people experiencing the same symptoms. Additional health tracking software, reports and laboratory testing integrations are also coming soon.
Alternatively, if you prefer a non-subscription model, you can upgrade to a lifetime membership for $199, or $249 with the DNA test kit here.
Our Demo Tour will give you a basic overview of how to use SelfDecode.
Check out our demo tour to learn more and see descriptions of common genetic terms.
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You can search for specific genes or SNPs using the search function, which can be found by clicking the magnifying glass on the right side of the navigation bar.
Your genetic information should be considered in the context of your health, your symptoms, medical history, current treatments, and lifestyle factors. If your genes suggest some low-risk health hacks or lifestyle changes to meet your health goal, it might be worth trying them. However, it is best to only make high-risk or drastic changes while being monitored by a healthcare professional. In all cases, consult your healthcare practitioner. SelfDecode is not to be used as a replacement for medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis.
Every report has a download button here, which allows you to download the report.
Recurring monthly subscriptions can be canceled at any time.
Subscriptions are very easy to cancel. When signed into SelfDecode, simply hover over "My Account" at the top right and click on your Dashboard.
From the dashboard, click on "Manage Subscriptions", then to cancel click on the "Cancel My Subscription" button.
When you cancel your subscription, you will lose access to the app at the end of the billing cycle. Until then, you will be able to continue using SelfDecode as usual.
In the past few years, SelfDecode has been a subscription-based app because although your genes remain the same, new human genetic studies are published daily. Your subscription allows us to continue to improve the app and keep the science up-to-date. It helps us achieve our mission: to be the world’s most comprehensive DNA analyzer and Swiss Army knife of health hacking software.
Based on your feedback, we recently made the SelfDecode lifetime plan available.
Now would be a great time to upgrade to the lifetime plan because SelfDecode is currently working on a brand-new site that will be more intuitive and easier to use. If you upgrade to lifetime with a one-time payment, you will gain access to all future SNP-based features and additions to SelfDecode at no extra charge.
The lifetime plan (a one-time fee of $149 or $199 with a DNA Kit, using the coupon code SD4EVER) includes all current and upcoming features and DNA Wellness Reports on SelfDecode for one user.
These new features include:
The SelfDecode blog, which will regularly give you personalized health updates and recommendations based on your genes
A new and improved symptoms and conditions analyzer
Several more DNA Wellness Reports
If you have a family plan or additional users on your account, you will be able to purchase the SelfDecode DNA Kit at the special member rate of $99/kit, which will extend your account subscription by 1 year. You can keep your current subscription instead if you wish.
The lifetime plan and new subscriptions going forward will only allow 1 user per account. Please contact us if you want to upgrade more than 1 member of your family plan so we can ensure that the files transfer correctly.
Our business model is selling you the tools to analyze your DNA to optimize your health. As opposed to other companies, we never sell your data to other companies nor do we share user data with any third parties.
At SelfDecode, we take your privacy and the security of your genetic data very seriously. Only vetted and trusted employees of SelfDecode have access to the administrator/backend portion of the site and the text files are stored securely on Amazon’s cloud, with only one person having access.
SelfDecode is committed to our user's privacy. That is why we ensure our infrastructure meets modern security standards by enforcing the following practices:
- Secure SSL Certified Connections Only
- Script Protection
- Disk Write Protections
- Plugin Access Restriction
- External Security Penetration Testing
- Annual SAS 70 Type II Examinations
- Encryption of All Backup Media
- Maintain Audit Logs
Our business model is selling you the tools to analyze your DNA to optimize your health. As opposed to other companies, we never sell your data nor do we share any user data with third parties.
We collect the least amount of information possible to provide you with the service, such as your name and email address. We do not collect home addresses or other identifying information. You also have an option to use a pseudonym if identifying information is a concern.
Your payment is processed by reputable and secure payment processing companies, i.e. Stripe and PayPal.
We also honor customer requests to completely delete their information from our database.
At SelfDecode, we take data privacy very seriously and believe that the individual should own their genetic and health data. Our business model is selling you the tools to analyze your DNA and optimize your health. As opposed to other companies, we never sell or share any user data. The business model of most other companies providing genetic kits is to sell your personal data. We are committed to make sure that your data doesn't end up in the hands of drug companies, health insurance companies, or any third party.
Out of the 5 million human single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), DNA testing companies focus on a subset that are most relevant to their goals. Currently, 23andme tests approximately 650,000 variants, while Ancestry tests for 669,000 variants. SelfDecode DNA kits test about 900,000 variants. Among these, approximately 128,503 variants overlap with 23andme V5 and 70,227 with V4 [R].
These 900,000 variants include:
Clinically actionable variants
Pharmacogenomic variants, which affect how your body responds to medications
Immune-related markers, which can impact autoimmunity, inflammatory diseases, and immune responses
Variants that affect gene activity
For a list of all SNPs tested by the SelfDecode DNA kit, click here.
Once you order the SelfDecode DNA Test Kit, your order information will be securely passed onto our lab partner for shipping. Your test kit, along with a prepaid return shipping label will arrive in a few days.
The kit will be registered for you once you receive it. You only need to collect your cheek swab sample and mail it back according to the instructions in the kit.
Easily track the status of your shipment and samples through the SelfDecode portal. Once your results are ready, which may take around 4 - 6 weeks, you will receive an email to access them on SelfDecode.
Your existing files will remain on your SelfDecode account at no extra charge. You can switch between your old and new files on your SelfDecode dashboard and generate the same reports for both.
SelfDecode does not attempt to treat, diagnose or cure any condition. We are simply an interface in which you can more easily see what the science is saying about your genetics.
Nothing that we have on the site is FDA approved.