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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.