StrateGene® DNA Kit

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Throughout your life, you’ve dirtied your genes from stress, infections, and environmental exposures. You’ve also inherited genetic variations which increase, and decrease your susceptibility for various nagging symptoms and health conditions. Your worry is over. StrateGene® gives you a literal map of how your genes are built so you can make strategic choices each and every day.
**If you have the ability to spit, then its best to choose the tube option. If you have inability to spit (i.e. babies, elderly) then choose the swab option.

Genetic Reports are Powerful When Done Right

Genetic reports featuring fast, easy solutions are the norm. However, they can be ineffective and potentially dangerous. Your body is beautifully complex and so should be your genetic report.

At first glance, you’ll quickly see how comprehensive your StrateGene® Report is. You are holding an actual map of yourself. Your customized report will show you which of your genes work slowly, which work faster, and how each of your genes are impacted from every day influences such as stress, infections, inflammation, and nutrient deficiency.

Propel yourself towards understanding YOU for the first time ever. You’ll appreciate that we provide you a complete set of tools – your StrateGene® Report, a complete Dirty Genes Course, the Dirty Genes book, and educational videos in our Education Portal.

Genes work together as a team.

Genes don't work in isolation, they work together as a team. This is why StrateGene® presents your genetic findings in Pathways, which are visual interpretations of the biochemical processes within your own body. You’ll get an instant glimpse into how entire Pathways are impacted by your unique set of genetics. It’s not bad. It’s not good. It’s you. You’re different and now you’ll know why – fast.

With StrateGene®, you have access to the StrateGene® Core Report which provides in-depth insights into your unique biochemistry, in an easy-to-interpret visual format. The report features 75 Genes and 147 SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) across your:

  • Folate Pathway
  • Methionine Pathway
  • Methylation Cycle (combined Folate and Methionine Pathways)
  • Serotonin and Melatonin Pathway
  • Dopamine, Norepinephrine and Epinephrine Pathway
  • Biopterin Pathway
  • Histamine Pathway

EACH PATHWAY FEATURES:

  • Researched Genetic Variants
    Discover your most important genetic variants, hand-picked by a research team based on select criteria
  • Pathway Diagrams
    Visualize gene-gene-gene interactions so you can quickly see the big picture
  • Vitamins and Minerals
    Nutrients associated with each gene are clearly defined 
  • Influencing Factors
    Find out what is speeding your genes up, and what’s slowing them down
  • Full Bibliography
    References to back up claims and share with your doctor or patients
  • Doctor Trusted
    Used by health professionals across the globe
  • Community Support
    Private, members-only group for support
  • Raw Data
    Included for browsing and download

We Prepare You to Succeed

StrateGene® includes:

  1. StrateGene® DNA Collection Kit – Physical
    Choose between Saliva Collection (those who are able to spit) or Swab Collection (those who cannot spit, including babies and children)
  2. StrateGene® Core Report – Digital
    6 Biochemical Pathways, 75 Genes, 147 Functional SNPs, Recommendations for Lifestyle, Food, Environment, and Supplements
  3. StrateGene® Raw Data – Digital
    Browse, Share, or Download your raw data
  4. Dirty Genes by Dr. Ben Lynch – Physical
    As a National Bestseller, this book walks you through the Super Seven genes with quizzes, lab results, and recommendations. Learn real time how your genes are functioning and acquire the information and tools needed to help clean them up.
  5. Dirty Genes Course – Digital
    • Nearly five hours of insider tips from the creator of StrateGene®, Dr. Ben Lynch
    • 10 videos
    • Well-organized, sequential lessons
    • Actionable information
    • Easy to understand
  1. Dirty Genes Summit (2 Interviews) – Digital
    • Dirty Genes (what to do if your genes are dirty) by Dr. Ben Lynch
    • How Genetic Testing Should be Interpreted by Dr. Shelese Pratt
  1. The ABC’s of Clean Genes – Digital
    A simple guide to cleaning your genes with recommendations and examples

How it Works

  • Buy
    Purchase your DNA test kit from SeekingHealth.com. Your kit ships free to your door in 2-6 business days with free standard shipping within the United States.
  • Activate
    Create a free account and register your kit at secure.strategene.me/activate so you can log in to view the status of your test and see your results. Record your Tube ID.
  • Spit
    Spit into the saliva collection tube up to the fill line or swab your cheek and follow the in-box instructions to mix in the stabilizing liquid, cap the tube, and shake.
  • Ship
    Your kit will arrive with a prepaid return shipping label attached and ready to ship. Just drop your sealed kit into any USPS mailbox or post office.
  • Learn
    Explore your Education Portal including the Quickstart Guide and How to Understand Your StrateGene Report, educational videos and resources to learn about your results and gain a better understanding of the Pathways affected by your genes.
  • Join
    Ask questions and learn even more from a community of peers and health professionals by joining our private StrateGene® Facebook group.

StrateGene® restores credibility to genetic reports

Check out this sample report by clicking here.

After 23andMe launched, a myriad of genetic reports hit the market. At first, the medical community was excited about them but then, over time, it became apparent how ineffective they were. Report after report was riddled with errors, unscientific, and not looking at the whole picture.

Instead of helping, these genetic reports were hurting people, putting fear in their heads, and confusing health professionals. In 2015, Dr. Ben Lynch developed the StrateGene® report out of necessity. He knew that genetic testing was a useful tool. It just needed someone to integrate research of not only genetic variations but also how each gene is influenced by lifestyle, diet, and the environment.

StrateGene® is now regarded as the go-to genetic report due to its scientific integrity and big picture presentation.

Wanting to improve StrateGene®, Dr. Lynch and his research team continued to scour the literature for genetic variations which were common, well-researched, and made a significant impact in how genes function. After several years of research, he and his team identified hundreds of genetic variants that are significant to human health, and that no other testing company was reporting. This led to Dr. Lynch to develop his own genetic test. Now, for the first time, hundreds of previously unreported genetic variations which are critical for your health are identified by the all-new StrateGene® Genetic Test.

**Presented by Seeking Health on behalf of Dirty Genes LLC**

StrateGene® is non-refundable.

1. What is your privacy policy and do you sell my results?

We’re on your side. StrateGene® is built for you. To summarize a lot of legal speak, our privacy policy states that we do not sell your data to 3rd parties and your data is de-identified and encrypted.

Please see link to our full Privacy Policy here.

2. What security measures do you have in place to protect my information?

The StrateGene® platform has been built by professional firms who are experts in security. To further ensure your data is secure, a professional security assessment was performed along with penetration testing. Both have been performed on the StrateGene® application and hosting environment. Penetration testing is defined as ‘the practice of testing a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit.’

StrateGene® is built on an enterprise platform that utilizes the following industry-standard security measures to protect your data:

  • Data in Transit: SSL certificates ensure the data in transit is secure. Access to the StrateGene® Database is only available via the Secured StrateGene® application. All backend Application Programming Interfaces are HTTPS based, where the SSL certs encrypt the traffic between the web layer and app layer.
  • Data at Rest: The StrateGene® database itself is encrypted as well as any database snapshots. Data that is encrypted at rest includes the underlying storage for database instances, its automated backups, Read Replicas, and snapshots. After the data is encrypted, the StrateGene® application authenticates access and decryption of the data happens transparently.
  • Administrative Access: The StrateGene® application and supporting systems have users with Administrative Access. Access is granted on a need to know basis only.
  • Secure Database Access: Access to the StrateGene® database is enabled only for the application tier. The Database credentials are used only by the application layer.
  • Application Authentication and Authorization: The user management system is using an industry standard authentication and authorization system which utilizes generated access tokens – which are highly secure. These tokens also handle session expirations and session validations.
  • Application Access to Database: Each user is granted a unique identifier and unique application Universally Unique Identifier (UUID), which is a Database generated hexadecimal string. Data access is determined by the user account connected to the UUID. All Database tables are logically partitioned by the UUIDs, which ensures users can access only the data that belongs to them. Account Usernames are not used as unique identifiers to access data.
  • User Raw Data and Report Security: When a user is created in the StrateGene® system, the application creates a private data storage corresponding to that user and protected by a unique identifier. The private data storage is accessible only by the user.
  • Logging and Monitoring: There is extensive application logging inside the StrateGene® application code and each user operation is audited.
  • Third Party Access: The StrateGene® application allows for 3rd party access to specified data locations for the purpose of exchanging data using Application Programming Interfaces (API’s). The StrateGene® security system uses OAuth2 authentication in these instances. Specific security roles have been assigned to these third parties and the API’s are protected using these roles.

3. What are the major differences between the old StrateGene® analysis report and the new StrateGene® analysis report?

The new StrateGene® (test and report) contains updated pathways and explanations of results that are more in-depth and easier to understand. Below are similarities and differences between the previous version of the StrateGene® report and the newest version:

Similarities:

  1. Pathway-based approach
  2. Includes Folate, Methionine, Transsulfuration, Biopterin, Histamine pathways
  3. Research-based genetic variants
  4. Compounds and lifestyle activities specified to support each gene
  5. Compounds and lifestyle activities that speed up or slow down each gene

Major differences:

  1. Report data is based on Seeking Health’s custom built genetic test. No longer use 23andme or Ancestry raw data.
  2. Pathways are updated with the latest research, additional genes, additional variants and simplified terminology
  3. Folate and Methionine Pathways are combined into a new pathway named The Methylation Pathway. This is important as it demonstrates how these pathways work together.
  4. Biopterin pathway is expanded to include the formation and recycling of biopterin
  5. Dopamine, Norepinephrine and Epinephrine pathways are all greatly expanded and now exist as their own separate pathway versus being all in the Biopterin pathway
  6. Serotonin and Melatonin pathways are greatly expanded and now exist as their own separate pathway versus being all in the Biopterin pathway
  7. Information on what dirties specific pathways and genes
  8. Recommendations on how to support specific dirty genes using lifestyle, environment, food and supplements
  9. Using meters on pathways to denote if a gene is slower or faster instead of stating the presence of a variant with colors (red, yellow or green).
  10. Haplotypes – researched collections of SNPs, which when in combination with each other, contribute to a specific effect such as increased susceptibility to anxiety or increased susceptibility to histamine intolerance. For example, we have a 4 SNP COMT haplotype which is way more effective than reporting just single COMT SNPs.
  11. Raw data that you can browse or download on StrateGene.me
  12. Ability to share your report or raw data to your physician/loved ones within a secure platform

4. Who is StrateGene NOT for?

StrateGene® respects the complexity of the human body. While this makes things more difficult initially, it is the right long term approach as oversimplification leads to bad health outcomes. It is not possible to recommend specific supplements or dosages based on genetic findings. Reports that are currently doing this are a disservice to you and are doing it because the market demands it. It’s the wrong thing to do.

Here are examples of individuals who are not good candidates to use StrateGene®:

  • “I was really looking for how to best supplement my body given my genetic makeup.”
  • “I wish it would make suggestions for which specific supplement (brand, product name) to use and to avoid.”
  • “Clear concise nutritional advice, dosage, etc.”
  • “I’d love you to point out like if this is red it means this and you need to take these supplements to straighten it out. I really just need to know what supplements to take to feel better, especially if my clean diet on its own isn’t helping.”

5. Who is StrateGene® ideal for?

StrateGene® is perfect for individuals who are excited for a comprehensive holistic approach integrating genetics and epigenetics. They love to learn, think things through and progressively improve how they’re feeling.

Examples of individuals who are excellent candidates to use StrateGene®:

  • “I wanted to understand the picture of MY genetic disposition because of the myriad of health issues I have. I was tired of getting band aid fixes from doctors, and I want to always improve the position I’m in to advocate for and manage my health. I do that by being a continual student. StrateGene® takes an extremely complex subject and puts some direction and focus on it that’s PERSONAL to me. That’s huge.”
  • “I am a problem solver. Other tools were not helpful in any way.”
  • “Gain insight into inherited susceptibilities and discover where you need support.”
  • “Make connections between your need for certain diet and lifestyle interventions along with supporting nutrients to feel well.”

6. After I collect my saliva sample, how long do I have before I need to ship the sample to the lab?

We ask that you ship your saliva sample to the lab within 30 days of collection.

Please contact customer service if your sample is older than 30 days: Support@StrateGene.me

More FAQs here

  1. After purchase, you will receive an email with information about how to create your online account and activate your kit.
  2. Go to https://secure.strategene.me/signIn and choose “Create an Account”
  3. Once you login, go to the top right and “Activate Your Kit”
  4. Follow the directions in the kit to complete the test.
    • To get the best sample, there should be nothing going into the mouth for at least one hour before sample collection.
      Spitting into the tube first thing upon waking up in the morning is the ideal time to do collection. The more concentrated the saliva, the more concentrated the DNA is which increases the odds of a better sample for processing.
  5. Put the kit in the prepaid return box and ship to the lab via USPS
  6. While waiting for your results which should take 4-6 weeks, start your education journey by reviewing the resources in your Education Portal within your Strategene.me account
  7. For more detailed instructions, review the Quickstart Guide located at the top of your Education Portal
  8. Read "How to Understand Your StrateGene Report" as well to get prepared and excited for the next step in improving your health.
  9. Find a health professional to help you read and interpret your report using our Directory.

We are not able to publish reviews that reflect atypical results or suggest that any product can diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, disorder, or chronic health condition. Please be mindful of these restrictions as you leave your review and thank you for all your feedback!

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Reviewed by H, from United States
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I don't recommend this product
Rated 1 out of 5
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This is truly a waste of money, all you get is more confusion

I purchased the gene test kit in hope for some clarity on certain genes affecting my health. This was at the suggestion of 2 health practitioners.

1) The book and "webinar": basically focusing on 7 major genes. The advice is essentially "eat better, exercise, get sleep, maybe a few supplements." We didn't need a book about this.

2) The results: This was the most infuriating part. I spent hours reading through the 129 pages of charts and explanations, which never really even answered the questions they market themselves to answer in any user-friendly, clear way. You essentially need someone who is very adept at reading genetic data to make sense of it. Even both my practitioners asked "where is the summary? Why is this so convoluted? Is this really being marketed to the general public?"

When I called customer service, they offered a list of practitioners that I could pay to interpret the results or take their course to understand them better. Why do I need a science class to understand the test I just paid a few hundred dollars for?

I've had to get many alternative tests over the years to deal with my health issues and not one of them was as confusing and useless to me as this one. I regret spending a cent on it. And of course: no refunds. How convenient.

The marketing is super deceiving. I can't imaging the average person using this test can easily understand what's going on with their biology from this. If they aren't going to put the effort in summarizing the…

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Hello,

We are terribly sorry to hear that StrateGene did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback, as this helps us to better market and update our products. This genetic test was based upon major biochemical pathways that Dr. Ben Lynch and his team studied over many years. StrateGene was intended for those looking for an in-depth view of their genetics and biochemistry surrounding neurotransmitters, glutathione, methylation, and biopterin. These concepts are difficult for a layperson, however we explained the simple solutions to each major genetic finding in hopes that customers (layperson's and health professionals alike) would find ways to support their unique genes, piece by piece. StrateGene is intended to be a roadmap - start with one gene you are interested in based upon your needs, and look at the genes its connected to, one at a time. This will help you to look at smaller "bites", rather than the big picture (which is extensive and can be overwhelming). We offer educational videos and documents in the "Education" tab for this reason as well. These are long but very helpful for those wishing to learn more about how their genetics play a role in their health. We offer the Practitioner Directory because a health professional can get blood testing to determine how your health is acting in real-time, not just your genetic code. The health professional will also be able to look at the "bigger picture". Again, thank you for your honest review. We take feedback very seriously, and we are working toward marketing this product from a more scientific point of view.

Reviewed by Randy H., from United States
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Genie in a Bottle

I can only review the "kit" which was a simple and elegant design with clear straightforward

instructions: "Wake up, spit in the enclosed bottle and put the stopper on, put it in the box with the prepaid label, and place it in the mailbox." I can't wait for my results. In the meantime, I am reading the book Dirty Genes which was also included in the package. I'll be ready when they let the Genie out of the bottle!

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Reviewed by JCarmelina R., from United States
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Easy to use

Directions on box are super clear on what to do in order to optimize results. Accompanying book is awesome (dense with information and takes commitment to review/understand) but will be worth it! Now just anxious anticipation waiting for the results!

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