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I’m happy to announce that SelfDecode has launched!  This has been my pet project for a bit and now it’s finally ready to get released into the wild.

So far, everyone who has used the program has told me that it is the best genetic analyzer around.

The cost to access is only $59, which is significantly cheaper than all of our competitors (who have inferior software and information).

If you don’t have your genes tested, I suggest you get your genes sequenced and then upload the results to SelfDecode.

If you want to make $10 per a referral to SelfDecode, then use this link and simply replace the brackets with your unique name or even pseudonym (just needs to be unique):[affiliates-name]&utm_campaign=[affiliates-name]_id00001

We are able to track how many people purchase through that link with the name you put there. You are also helping to sustain the project.

Everything I make from any of the businesses I have (SelfHacked, SelfDecode, SelfHacked Store), I reinvest it and I plan on doing that for the forseeable future.

What is SelfDecode?


SelfDecode is a biotech company that helps people understand their genetics to optimize their health.

SelfDecode currently only uses genetics to understand people’s physiology in order to optimize health.

Why Did I Decide to Cofound SelfDecode

When I sequenced my genetics, I started looking for a program to upload my data to and analyze it.

All of them were horrible.

Some companies didn’t provide any information and it was useless (just a pdf – MTHFR support, Genetic Genie).

Other companies didn’t cite the information they did provide, and much of it was just false (Yasko, Nutrahacker).

If a company provided information with citations, it was even more difficult to understand than me reading directly from the scientific literature (Livewello).

Promethease wasn’t very helpful, but it wasn’t bad either.  For $5, it was the only worthwhile purchase.

Other companies are coming online, but they all charge a lot (close to $100) to only look at less than 100 SNPs.

SelfDecode can analyze ~8700 SNPs in total.

Which Companies Can You Upload a File From?

SelfDecode works with:

  • Ancestry
  • Family Tree

If you have another company that you’d like us to support (such as family tree DNA), send us an email at [email protected]

What is the Future of SelfDecode

We are building features at a very fast rate and releasing a ton of content.

SelfDecode plans to use blood tests, symptoms, the microbiome and other health data to predict beneficial outcomes for drugs, supplements, lifestyle and dietary changes in order to optimize health.

In the future, we plan on using machine learning with the data in order to optimize health and prevent disease.

As time goes on, SelfDecode and SelfHacked will work closely together in symbiosis.

If You Signed Up For Decodify.Me

Because we migrated, you have to sign up again and reupload your file in order to access the site. This means that you have to sign up as if you never used the site.

Many people who used will make the mistake that they need to reset their password.  This won’t work, since you need to sign up again as if you never visited the site.  If you use the same email that you previously used for decodify, we will have it on file and you won’t pay for the upload. When signing up, you will type in your email and any password which you choose.

The thinking was that it would be less steps to get on the new site.  You just type in your email and any password and you’re in (you can upload your file without paying.)

Health Tools I Wish I Had When I Was Sick

At SelfHacked, it’s our goal to offer our readers all the tools possible to get optimally healthy. When I was struggling with chronic health issues I felt stuck because I didn’t have any tools to help me get better. I had to spend literally thousands of hours trying to read through studies on pubmed to figure out how the body worked and how to fix it.

That’s why I decided to create tools that will help others cut down the guesswork:

  • Lab Test Analyzer – a software tool that will analyze your labs and tell you what the optimal values are for each marker — as well as provide you with actionable tips and personalized health and lifestyle recommendations to help you get there.
  • SelfDecode – a software tool that will help you analyze your genetic data from companies such as Ancestry. You will learn how your health is being impacted by your genes, and how to use this knowledge to your advantage.
  • SelfHacked Secrets – an ebook where we examine and explain the biggest overlooked environmental factors that cause disease. This ebook is a great place to start your journey if you want to learn the essential steps to optimizing your health.
  • SelfHacked Elimination Diet course – a video course that will help you figure out which diet works best for you
  • Selfhacked Inflammation course – a video course on inflammation and how to bring it down
  • Biohacking insomnia – an ebook on how to get great sleep
  • Lectin Avoidance Cookbook – an e-cookbook for people with food sensitivities
  • BrainGauge – a device that detects subtle brain changes and allows you to test what’s working for you
  • SelfHacked VIP – an area where you can ask me (Joe) questions about health topics

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  • Shay

    Can someone respond to this question please as I am not sure if it’s the $99 or $199 test either and want to do this for my daughter. Thanks!

    1. Nattha Wannissorn, PhD

      The $99 one will suffice.

  • Kathryn

    Could someone please confirm which 23andme test I should be purchasing? Thanks, Kathryn

  • Whitney

    Do you recommend uploading one over the other? My understanding is v5 removed a lot so would like to make the best choice of which to upload. Thank you.

  • Whitney

    Will it work with 23andme v5? Or should I use my ancestryDNa results? Thanks.

    1. Nattha Wannissorn, PhD

      SelfDecode works with V5.

  • Foo

    I am in Europe (Poland). How can i provide my DNA? Using 23andme etc. is problematic when you are not in USA 🙂

    1. Nattha Wannissorn, PhD

      Hi Foo, you can get the ancestry report with 23andme, then upload your results onto See this:

  • Mary

    Can I ask a dumb question. I am trying to research my daughter’s health condition. On promethease, if the search for a particular gene does not come up at all, does that mean it is deleted? Secondly, would having important deletions for sensory processing issues help me if I do the selfdecode instead?

    1. Nattha Wannissorn, PhD

      You have an option to search for diseases on SelfDecode or hire a consultant to help you with it.

    2. Jillian

      Please dont make the mistake and think that if a gene doesnt show up on promethease, or any dna tool/website, that it means that the gene is deleted. I have mine, along with 3 other relatives, raw data from ancestry on my promethease and among those I also ran mine and my aunts through which made the raw data into a vcf file for me that I loaded into promethease. So, I have two files for me and two for my aunt on promethease, and even though the vcf file is larger, it only generates about 35,000 snps on promethease instead of the 40,000-41,000 snps that the normal ancestry file generates but even though it has less snps on the vcf file, some are different ones that my normal ancestry file doesn’t show on promethease. Your file, whether it be from ancestry or somewhere else, doesn’t upload every snp that the file contains and I’m not sure why that is. The vcf file I made is the same information as the normal raw data one that ancestry gave me because I used ancestry’s raw data file to create the vcf. So I am not sure why it reads the two files differently but it does and it may even do it with other dna websites. I hope you get what I am saying. If you want, you can tell me which gene you are looking for and I can see if it shows up in the vcf file version or if it shows up in my normal one and I can check mine along with my other 3 relatives to see if they have it, just to ease your mind I guess. Another option is you could try finding out what SNPs are in the gene you are looking for or which ones are the most important and which allele means what, and then just double click on your daughters raw dna file (if it is an ancestry one, because I don’t know what other dna providers files look like when you open them in your saved files). But ancestry’s raw data file is just a list of every single snp they got from your dna and the allele’s that are on that snp and like I said, some just don’t get uploaded onto promethease for some reason.

  • wolf max

    livewello keeps sending me canned robot responses with 3 long attached files with endless links, trying to hardsell me on their app without ever addressing my questions. besides this, my complaint with livewello and genomapp is that many of us are older and dont want all this information on our phones via apps, we want to look at it on larger screens on laptops and be able to then lookup/read long documents on the web.

    and they both cater to phone-addicted millennials only, seem unable to grasp that most folks on planet and with issues were born before 2000 and have not adopted smartphones/social media/apps yet as fully as they require. thanks for not focusing on ‘apps’ as core vs a fancy add-on bonus years later.

  • anna burns

    Does Self Decode make recommendations based on it’s interpretation? When I look at the results from running my raw data through livewello, I am overwhelmed and really need help figuring out what it all means and what I need to do for myself. thanks

    1. Nattha Wannissorn

      Hi Anna, yes it does. ~Nattha @ Team SelfHacked

      1. anna burns

        do you have a sample of what the output looks like to give me an idea of what to expect?

        1. Nattha Wannissorn

          In the report, there’s “Your Fix” part, which links to supplements, blog posts, and tips you can use to address some of your genotypes. You can see the screenshot in this video: I’m not sure if you’ve seen that already, but if you have and want to know more, feel free to ask.

          1. anna burns

            Nattha, I’m glad that you sent me the link. I had not seen that. Self Decode looks amazing, and sometime tomorrow I am going to submit my 23 and me data. I have tried 2 other ‘decoders’, and this one looks definitely superior to them. thanks, Anna

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          2. Nattha Wannissorn

            Yes, we are really proud of it. Welcome to SelfDecode.

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          3. anna burns

            I some help with SelfDecode. I wanted to sign up, but it responds to me as if I already have an account, which I don’t. Any suggestions?

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          4. Nattha Wannissorn

            Could you email the screenshot at [email protected]? We’ll help you from there. Thank you.

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  • D

    Lots of good info in SelfDecode, looking forward to the updates.

    One of the supplement companies has a product line targeted to certain SNPs:

    1. Joseph M. Cohen


  • Niklas

    Please make this available for FamilyTreeDNA sequence, please!!

    1. Joseph M. Cohen

      Send a copy of your raw data to [email protected] and we will make it available.

  • Niklas

    This is awesome – thanks for your passionate work on getting this project live!

    Please please make this compatible with FamilyTreeDNA as well, please please….? 🙂

    To take this knowledge to the extreme, is there any value or completely overkill in doing a full genome mapping at this point on time (as opposed to in 5-10 years when cost will have come down and gene knowledge will have gone up)? I mean, can it be interpreted by anone/anything to that level in 2016? I was quoted by to do their Whole Genome Sequence 50x test for $2,550. (not listed, only WGS 30x at $1,450).

  • scott havill

    Can you input genetic data from Genes for Good work into self decode?


    Scott Havill

    1. David Blackwell

      Ditto, I am also wondering if you support the Gene for Good results.
      So far I have used my 23andMe results at Livewello, Nutrahacker, Promethease, and GedMatch. All with different but useful results, But I am looking for something better. Researching every gene variant at PubMed and thinking about the combinations is very time consuming. Genes for Good includes a large set of imputed results in addition to the regular results that are similar to 23 and Me. Imputed means they are statistical true because they are near other tested SNPs but they are not actually tested. So imputed results are not as reliable as tested SNPs. Genes for Good is a non profit group at University of Michigan that may give you a free SNP test like 23andMe in return for your health history. And they will ask you to update your health history each year. They are looking for older Americans with a health history. They have lots of college age volunteers already. They will be offering anonymized results to researchers studying combinations of gene variants. It is possible you may be contacted via Genes for Good (not directly by the researcher) to see if you wish to volunteer for further more detailed study of a particular set of variant combinations that you may have or nearly have. Unlike GWAS studies, researching gene variant combinations needs very large numbers of volunteers. 10s or 100s of thousands to millions of volunteers to find the rarer combinations. And it is the combinations of variants that are important NOT individual variants for MOST people.

  • Trent

    Does selfdecode help identify Th1, Th2, or Th17 immune dominance?

    1. Joseph M. Cohen

      Yes, it can help, but it’s not definitive.

      We will be developing a snp pack for it.


    why the your results differ from Promethease viz.
    SelfDecode : rs744166 ; CC
    Promethease: rs744166 ; GG
    The whole interpretation changes. Please clarify

    1. Joseph M. Cohen

      They are using other strand. 23andme uses positive strand.

    2. David C Blackwell

      See this article here regarding forward and reverse strands.


  • Toomas

    Hi Joseph!

    Any benefits of using 23andme to get genetics sequenced over using Ancestry (or vice versa), from SelfDecode’s viewpoint?

    1. Joseph M. Cohen

      More SNPs in 23andme

  • Vladimir

    Thank you for this update!
    What about one year subscription, which recently was payed at

    1. Joseph M. Cohen

      If You Signed Up For Decodify.Me

      Because we migrated, you have to sign up again and reupload your file in order to access the site. This means that you have to sign up as if you never used the site.

      Many people who used will make the mistake that they need to reset their password. This won’t work, since you need to sign up again as if you never visited the site. If you use the same email that you previously used for decodify, we will have it on file and you won’t pay for the upload. When signing up, you will type in your email and any password which you choose.

      The thinking was that it would be less steps to get on the new site. You just type in your email and any password and you’re in (you can upload your file without paying.)

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