What’s the most important SNP?

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

People always ask me this one question: “Which SNP should I look at for this particular health issue?”

Let me tell you what I always tell them. Most of the time, there isn’t going to be one magical SNP that will be the solution to your problems. In fact, individual SNPs don’t have a huge impact on your health. It’s the combination of them that can make a difference. 

I talk a little bit about this in this video (it’s only 2.5 minutes).

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When I started my health journey, there weren’t any tools to really help me understand how to hack my biology. Most DNA reports only looked at 1 or 2 SNPs, which isn’t usually predictive of a health issue.

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In fact, we are the only company in the world that is offering consumers ancestry-adjusted polygenic risk scores. That means we’re not only looking at millions of genetic variants to produce your scores, but we’re also taking your ancestry into consideration to make them even more accurate.  

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About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

As a kid, Joe suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, mood 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”. With thousands of experiments and pubmed articles under his belt, Joe founded SelfHacked, the resource that was missing when he needed it. SelfHacked now gets millions of monthly readers. Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, author and speaker. He is the CEO and founder of SelfDecode. His mission is to help people gain access to the most up-to-date, unbiased, and science-based ways to optimize their health.


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