NEW Biohacker Mode: Dive deeper into your health

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

What if you could dive deeper into your DNA to uncover more detailed health insights that others might miss?

SelfDecode was initially created as a tool to help an avid biohacker (like me) get to the next level and reach optimal health.

In the past few years, we’ve tried to make SelfDecode more accessible and understandable for everyone, while still providing the more specific information for those who thrive on the detailed actionable health data.

I’m not going to lie, it was difficult to balance.

How can we make it accessible, but not too simple so that the people that are already deep into biohacking can still use it as their main tool?

Today, we’ve released the solution.

Introducing our brand new Biohacker Mode!

What is Biohacker Mode?

With Biohacker Mode off, you’ll get a streamlined, intuitive interface that simplifies navigation and allows you to find the solution to your health problem with ease, making SelfDecode effortlessly usable.

For biohackers, once you turn on Biohacker Mode, you’ll get advanced customization options and deeper insights, enabling you to fully leverage your in-depth knowledge of genetics and labs.

Biohacker Mode: Recommendations

Your recommendations page gives you prioritized diet, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations based on your unique DNA, labs & lifestyle.

With Biohacker Mode on, you get the option to include recommendations without clinical trials.

Some recommendations lack double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials, but could have interesting unblinded human studies, animal or mechanistic studies.

This doesn’t necessarily mean they are ineffective, but rather that they don’t have sufficient evidence for a purpose.

By turning this on, you’ll be able to explore a broader range of suggestions based on preliminary studies!

With each recommendation, you’ll also be able to see all reports with a high genetic risk that are impacted by the recommendation (whereas in non-biohacker mode, you will only see the top 5 to reduce the potential information overload.)

Biohacker Mode: DNA Reports

Biohacker Mode redefines the way you interact with your DNA Reports, making your genetic exploration not just more detailed, but more personal.

Similar to your Recommendations page, the Reports will also include recommendations that don’t have any clinical trials.

But, you’ll also be able to see what SNPs are specifically responsible for certain recommendations in your DNA Reports.

For example, in my Anxiety DNA Report, Kava is included in one of my recommendations. The dropdown in the report shows me what genetic variant is responsible for this recommendation:

You can click through on any gene or SNP and learn more!


About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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