Sexual dysfunction, PTSD & 5 other new reports!

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

This blogpost is to showcase the unsung heroes at SelfDecode… Our science team.

Not only are they extremely skilled and highly credentialed, the science team has made long nights and weekends the standard this year. Through their hard work, they’ve produced 2 new reports every single week covering a variety of topics.

For December, I tried to give them a well-deserved break, since it’s the end of the year and the holidays are approaching… and just asked for 2 new reports this month.

But to my surprise, the science team has delivered 7 NEW REPORTS in this past month. Even when I tell this team to take a break, they over-deliver. So that’s why I wanted to give a big thank you to our science team, and show you the new reports they’ve been hard at work on:

1. Sexual Dysfunction Report

16,966 genetic variants analyzed

If you carry a rare MTHFR variant (14% of the population), you are at high risk for sexual dysfunction. This variant hinders sexual dysfunction by reducing the amount of active folate.

Get your Sexual Dysfunction Report with SelfDecode >

2. Back Pain

14,176 genetic variants analyzed

Your SCN9A gene variant could be linked to higher odds of back pain. This is because this variant increases pain sensitivity.

Get your Back Pain Report with SelfDecode >


462,107 genetic variants analyzed

If you carry a certain BDNF variant, you may experience worse PTSD symptoms. This is because it likely reduces the levels of BDNF, a protein that supports mental health.

Get you PTSD report with SelfDecode >


719 genetic variants analyzed

There is a rare SOD2 variant that is linked to PCOS because of its role with oxidative stress. Find out if you carry this variant.

Get your PCOS Report with SelfDecode >

5. Mood Swings

1,052,106 genetic variants analyzed

If you carry a certain QKI gene variant, you need to be extra aware of your light exposure. This variant is linked to increased risk of seasonal depression when carriers don’t get enough light.

Get your Mood Swings Report with SelfDecode >

6. Gout

216 genetic variants analyzed

If you have a certain SLC17A4 gene variant, you may be at higher genetic risk for gout. This variant is shown to increase uric acid levels, especially in those who abuse alcohol.

Get your Gout Report with SelfDecode >

7. Female Fertility

588 genetic variants analyzed

A certain NAT2 gene variant has a strong impact on fertility in women who smoke. Find out if you have this variant.

Get Your Female Fertility Report with SelfDecode >

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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