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In this SelfDecode community webinar by our geneticist, Dr. Brendan Swan, PhD, we covered topics such as the definitions of genes, SNPs, gene expression, and phenotypes; and whether the SNPs really increase or decrease gene function. Further, we discussed how all of this connects with health problems that you are trying to resolve.

The webinar was followed by a live Q&A.

Profile PicAbout the speaker: Dr. Brendan Swan, PhD in Neurogenetics, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Brendan is the Chief Scientific Officer of SelfDecode.

Brendan has had a fascination with human genetics from an early age. His PhD dissertation involved developing a method for identifying mutations that cause complex neurodevelopmental disorders, with emphasis placed on autism. He then investigated the causative mechanism of the mutations to gain insight to how these disorders arise.

To Brendan, SelfDecode represents the future of health and well-being – a tool that provides personalized information about an individual’s genetic variations. He sees it as a place for people to learn about how they can align their lifestyles with their genetic makeup in order to have longer, healthier, and happier lives.

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  • Charles Tannenbaum

    I would like to email him about setting up a consultation. I would like to ask a few questions to see if the consultation would be appropriate for me. How do I reach him. I would like to ask before I pay the 150.00

    1. Evguenia Alechine

      Please go to

  • mickey

    Hi Brendan

    re: $150 consultancy:

    1. What service will you provide for the $150 – can you provide some details pleases

    1. Nattha Wannissorn, PhD

      Email him.

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