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Strategic Genetic Analysis

Overlay your SNPs or that of your patient’s SNPs onto the Pathway Planner using StrateGene Strategic Genetic Analysis! After two years of digging through research, Dr. Lynch’s research team has identified key SNPs which are clinically relevant – and more importantly – which ones are not.

How To Use - Click here.

What does StrateGene provide?

  • SNPs identified by AncestryDNA (Version 2 only) OR 23andMe.
  • Well-researched SNPs.
  • Factors which influence each SNP.
  • Description of each SNP.
  • Kinetic variation.
  • Associated conditions and symptoms according to research.

StrateGene has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
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With StrateGene you can quickly learn about potential issues by overlaying your SNPs or those of your patients onto the Pathway Planners covering the important folate, methionine, transsulfuration, biopterin, and histamine pathways.

What is StrateGene?

StrateGene is a genetic reporting tool that uses AncestryDNA (Version 2 only) OR 23andMe data.

By limiting report data to well-researched SNPs, a qualified health care practitioner is able to formulate a targeted testing and treatment plan – faster.

For the last two years, Dr. Lynch and his research team have analyzed SNP after SNP. In order for the SNP to meet inclusion criteria, it had to meet these standards:
  • The SNP is found in AncestryDNA V2 or 23andMe (current or past chips).
  • The SNP is found in a gene that belongs to a biochemical pathway that is covered by StrateGene.
  • There is a critical mass of published research related to the SNP.
  • The SNP has potential clinical implications as determined by published research.

What genetic tests can be used with StrateGene?

  • AncestryDNA: StrateGene only works with AncestryDNA tests purchased AFTER MAY 2016 (Version 2 only). Not compatible with earlier test data.
  • 23andMe: StrateGene works with all (past and current) 23andMe chips. However, if you purchased 23andMe after August 2017, some SNPs that were available with previous chips will be missing from your report.

Genes Evaluated by StrateGene

The SNPs analyzed and reported by Ancestry are different from those available from the most up-to-date version of 23andMe.

Key differences:

  • You get MAOA, MAOB, and DAO included with Ancestry V2 (not included on 23andMe-based StrateGene reports). These are "Super Seven" Genes!
  • You get a total of 2 more RSID#'s analyzed with Ancestry V2 than with 23andMe.

See below for more detail on which polymorphisms are analyzed by each option.

View Comparison

SNP RSID 23andMe (prior to August 2017) 23andMe V5 (after August 2017) AncestryDNA V2 (after May 2016)
SLC19a1 rs1051266
MTHFD1 rs2236225
MTHFR rs1801131
MTHFR rs1801133
MTRR rs1801394
MTRR rs1532268
MAT1A rs72558181
CBS rs28934891
CBS rs4920037
CBS rs234706
SOD2 rs4880
SOD3 rs1799895
GSTP1 rs1695
GSTP1 rs1138272
G6PD rs1050828
G6PD rs1050829
G6PD rs5030868
GPX1 rs1050450
NOS3/eNOS rs1800783
NOS3/eNOS rs1800779
SULT1A1 i6018900
MAOA rs6323
MAOA rs1137070
MAOB rs1799836
COMT rs4680
COMT rs4633
AOC1 (DAO) rs10156191
BCO1 rs12934922
BCO1 rs7501331
BCO1 (PKD1L2) rs6420424
BCO1 rs11645428
BCO1 rs6564851
FUT2 rs601338
NQO1 rs1800566
HFE rs1800562
HFE rs1799945
HFE i3002468/rs1800730
PEMT rs7946
FADS1 (MYRF) rs174537
FADS1 rs174548
FADS2 rs1535
TNF-alpha rs1800629
LRRK2 rs34637584
VDR rs2228570
VDR rs731236
VDR rs1544410
APOE rs7412
APOE rs429358

Should I order 23andMe still?

AncestryDNA test is recommended. If you have not yet run 23andMe, you may still benefit from it if you are ok with not having the above SNPs in your results. It is still a good value for $99. If you want your StrateGene results to include MAOA, MAOB, or DAO, consider AncestryDNA V2 instead.

Is StrateGene right for you?

StrateGene isn’t for everyone. Is it right for you? In this video, Dr. Lynch clearly explains who - and who shouldn’t - use StrateGene.

How is StrateGene laid out?

Section 1 – Overview tables of known SNPs with gene, rsid, variant name, risk allele, and genotype. In addition “GSTT1 deletion”, if detected, plus the predicted NAT2 acetylator phenotype.

Section 2 – Results for each pathway with description, SNPs overlaid onto Pathway Planners, and details on SNPs found. The gene and SNP details include influencing factors on genes, SNP kinetic impact, and potential associated symptoms and conditions.

Section 3 – A discussion of “bonus SNPs”. These are SNPs for which there is not yet Pathway Planner graphics available, but which the research team wanted to include for added value.

Who may order StrateGene?

Both wholesale and retail customers may order StrateGene – Strategic Genetic Analysis.

If you are a patient, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional to receive advice on how to use the information in the StrateGene report.

Key Resources to Help You Use StrateGene

  • How to Use StrateGene – a key video to watch first.
  • Private StrateGene Facebook Group – support yourself by interacting with other StrateGene users. Dr Lynch will be answering questions here via Facebook Live video twice a month!
  • How to Treat SNPs – a key video on how to approach SNPs.
  • What is Methylation? – a key pathway in the human body which does a ton of stuff.
  • Practical Application of Methylation and Epigenetics – this conference presentation by Dr Lynch received rare 100% approval rating. This combined with your StrateGene report will take you to the next level.
  • Directory – find a health professional near you who understands how to use StrateGene. Health professionals here have received training from Dr Lynch in methylation, genetic polymorphisms and epigenetics.

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Return Policy StrateGene purchases are not eligible for returns or refunds.
Customer Reviews (102)
I am glad I did this!
Yes, I recommend it with a few caveats & yes I would purchase it again when I did rather than wait for the product to fully develop. I have enjoyed learning so many new things over the last few months. The information provided through StrateGene is quite narrowed & gives the user better focus on well studied genetics & thereby increasing ways to assist in their own health. By far, the best has been the live Q&A's in the private Facebook group. If you have an hour twice a month, do take the time to attend these Q&A's - there is nothing like be able to ask questions to clarify all the data you receive directly with Dr. Lynch. He guides you to other videos he has made to better educate yourself so you can learn more at your pace. Although this product is not a way to get free treatment or advice, you do have a few StrateGene trained medical professionals in the FaceBook group. The caveats: StrateGene is still in development & they are still working on new pathways & tweaking the ones he provides in your report. He is also looking at working with a different genetic testing center that will fill in the blanks much better for anyone facing health problems. This test is expensive (approx $400) on the surface but provides so much more information for the user. As StrateGene is updated, the user will get minor version upgrades for free but will have to pay for major upgrades (the price structure has not been announced). I've had the product for almost 3 months. There has been a minor version update but I have not been notified to update my file. Considering that I had already spent $100 on 23 and Me, & $45 for StrateGene & have attended at least 5 Q&A's - I've gotten my money's worth & I was in on the ground floor getting lots of perks that I'm not sure will continue (i.e. live Q&A's with Dr. Lynch himself, conversing with Strategene-trained medical professionals...) If you already paid for your 23 and Me, definitely buy StrateGene, upload your information, join the FaceBook group, & get ready to learn more than you ever thought! Review by Melissa (Posted on 11/10/2016)
Key Value is the Inhibitor Focus
I find Strategene helpful, not only for colorfully portraying genetic impairments, but especially with StrateGene colorfully showing the inhibitors of enzyme function. These inhibitors are so important to know. Awareness of these inhibitors repeatedly has me come back to assessing the "total picture of health," paying special attention to factors that can inhibit enzyme function. These inhibitors are the gem of StrateGene. These inhibitors are especially important to assess, holding the key to individual health. Review by Dr Z. (Posted on 10/26/2016)
StrateGene took my health to a whole new level of understanding!
I ran the 23andme test years ago, but didn't know what to do with the raw data. Many other tests on the market just list your snps and linked you to research. It was overwhelming! I took this report to my Dr and he was so excited to see exactly where I may be stuck in my health search! I also do my own research so I can take control of my health with diet and lifestyle choices that are best suited to me! An amazing report! Review by Farah D. (Posted on 10/13/2016)
Explains what it all means
If you are willing to take the time to join the facebook group and ask questions and the time and money to watch Dr Lynch's Methylation and Clinical Nutrigenomics – Part 1 & 2 you can really get an incredible education on how to understand and more importantly how to use this remarkable report. This report found a deletion that other reports didn't find. It's an important deletion that now that I know about I can take care of some of my heretofore unexplained health problems. Review by Darren (Posted on 10/13/2016)
StratGene gave me the confidence to change my life!
Learning about genetics, metabolism and methylation cycles is not an easy task. I've been studying up on these topics for the last 18 months in hopes of becoming as healthy as I can be, regain optimal energy, and live a long life. Prior to those 18 months I was struggling, then I got my DNA tested and found out I was gluten intolerant, take away the gluten and I started to feel great but something was still missing. More reading and studying did not give me enough confidence to start supplementation until I received my StratGene report and the overwhelming support that comes along with it. Now I've made a few changes, started pulsing supplements to combat specific SNP mutations and I feel healthier than I have ever been! But the learning continues, every week I visit the Facebook group, re-read my StratGene report, and read a few new medical journal articles. This is the perfect tool for anyone that is willing to put in the extra effort to change their lifestyle and diet. Review by Jason B. (Posted on 10/11/2016)
I've ordered them all. I got the best value here
Dr Lynch and his team have developed something special here. As a DIY-Biohacking-type with limited funds and a ton of curiosity, I have spent the last three months pouring over the results of my 23andme data looking for clues to help address persistent symptoms in my life. After watching and listening to as many of Dr Lynch's free videos and podcasts, After weeks of trying to take pictures of the outstanding pathway charts he has produced, I decided to pay him for this amazing value he has added to my life. I am thrilled at the price and very pleased to see my unique SNPs represented on the charts I have been clandestinely studying. 5 years of Trial and error with my health and diet have given me a lot of anecdotal solutions. Strategene confirmed and refined many of those solutions and opened my eyes to many more. START HERE after the $99 23andme test (which has the same raw data as the $199 23andme test). Dr Lynch's no BS style scrubs out the noise and highlights the areas that count. Yes, this is advanced stuff. Yes, you can benefit right away from the focus it provides. Yes, you are getting the best value here. BTW, I am appreciating Dr Lynch's advice/approach to NOT diagnose myself based on the various SNPs that may or may not be playing an important role in my life. From him, I have learned to see SNPs as clues, NOT life-restricting sentences. Thank you Dr Lynch. Your crusty-yet-humble-yet-confident-yet-curious-yet-balanced approach has become a positive template that has changed my approach to biohacking. I am no longer looking for a silver bullet to slay my symptoms (which oft causes downstream issues). My family and I appreciate you. Review by Lone McCord (Posted on 9/28/2016)
Easy to read and understand!
For the last 3 years i have been researching my own health problems and have used various other website Methylation panels and compared them. This is not only for myself but so friends, family and our community may know and benefit from the differences before they make their purchase. Today i showed 3 different reports to my 10 year old daughter. She liked Strategene the best. It was easiest to read and even she could understand what may block or increase certain pathways. She liked it so much she asked to complete her spit kit that was sitting in our cupboard for the last 10 months waiting just for her. Thank you Dr Lynch for your encouragement and for keeping the candle burning. Please don't let anyone snuff it out! MTHFR is relevant. As a person who suffered from autoimmune problems most of my adult life, I am so glad to learn that MTHFR is very treatable. Most other gene expressions are receding and we can't thank you enough. Strategene is a very helpful tool. Review by Dorothy Falk (Posted on 9/28/2016)
Dr. V
I was really excited to see Dr. Lynch coming out with Strategene. At first I had a little trouble understanding it because I was comparing it to previous reports I had received. Once I looked at the video on how to read the report, I find it very, very helpful. Thank you for the time you put into this project. Review by Vanessa (Posted on 9/6/2016)
I am appreciating this wonderful resource more and more as I re-read, replay videos, go back and work through the chart again and again. I find Dr. Ben's responses so helpful! Others are also helpful, but even the "professionals' responses sometimes do not seem to completely comprehend the questions and the application. There is too much involved in individual history and makeup to expect specific answers and we can only continue to learn and research and even experiment carefully. Knowing that we do have an enormous measure of personal control with due diligence and our own careful attention to our body's responses (and careful record-keeping and journalling!) is a mind-blowing and life-altering concept. THANK YOU Dr. Ben. Review by Linda M. (Posted on 9/3/2016)
A lot of information that is taking me on a journey
I really like how this report graphically maps one's SNP's on a diagram of different pathways in the methylation cycle. The red items show that I am homozygous, the yellow items show that I am heterozygous, and the green show that I have the wild type (naturally occurring). The cycle shows you which substances up-regulate and down-regulate the gene's expression. There is an explanation for each of the mutated genes that indicate what the gene does and various health challenges that can occur if your pathway isn't flowing completely as it should. This is definitely not a report where you would order it and see a list of supplements to take to address each issue. It is a report that can point out the whys of minimizing problematic substances from the body. I already knew that I had an MTHFR issue and should minimize folic acid, but another SNP showed me a problem with moving folinic acid intracellularly. Another portion of my pathway should me that I have some problems with my histamine pathway and should be aware of those issues. This is causing me to research my lifestyle and choices and monitor my symptoms for my own personal journey. To really get the most out of this report though, I think it would be best to work with a health practitioner who is armed with this data. Definitely worth the $45. And, it helps support the continued research in this important area. Review by Tina S. (Posted on 9/3/2016)
The pathways and Strategene are very important contributions!
We (everyone in our family has different manifestations of methylation / histamine problems) have tried a lot of things over the years - most of it feeling like total trial and error with almost no way to know ahead of time if something will work - nor any way besides how we're feeling to determine if anything is helping. Strategene coupled with labs gives a lot more structure to our efforts. Review by Karlie Cole (Posted on 9/2/2016)
The report I have been waiting for
I want to thank Dr. Lynch and his team for putting so much research time in this high quality tool, that -for the first time ever - gives us (patients, as well as health professionals) a fabulous insight of how certain genes are related to certain biochemical pathways. Also, in one view one can see which factors contribute to slowing down or speeding up the function of these genes and thus, your personal SNP's. The StrateGene Facebook group community is truely helpful, especially since Dr. Lynch answers our personal questions related to StrateGene, twice a month through a Facebook Live Q&A session. I would highly recommend buying a StrateGene report, if you take your health seriously and want to take your understanding of your 23andme data, to a higher level. A lot of puzzle pieces fall into place with my StrateGene report... Review by Joanna P. (Posted on 9/1/2016)
Great support
StateGen was a little slow on their upstart but they are showing all the signs of working through the unexpected glitches. So with a little patience you will find compassionate people at the helm. Their dedication to the matter shows from the support on Facebook to the crafted reports and videos, as well as Q&As. All this along with help to find the right practioner to interpret the usable information and help with the application. Review by Shannon K. (Posted on 8/26/2016)
Great Report easy to use. I love the visual component that the Pathway Planner offers along with the promoter and inhibiting factors for the genes. I did find it interesting that the NAT2 inhibition of the data I ran indicated a slow metabolizer where as other analyzing computations indicate a Intermediate metabolizer. Not sure if this is due to more genes evaluated by StrateGene or a different formula being used to calculate rapid normal intermediate or slow metabolizer. I would like to see a patient ready report that has the option to include or exclude the associated diseases. Review by Laura (Posted on 8/23/2016)
Great visual aid with concise information.
Being a student rather than practicing physician, my review may be from a different perspective with some questions. I first ran my raw data through free services of Genetic Genie and Dr. Yasko's app at NRI. Since I am taking methylation course here, I chose StrateGene for convenience of pathway planner as well as due to my building interest and faith in Dr. Lynch as a researcher. Upon comparing the reported SNPs I found a few discrepancies (which I have yet to learn about in detail). 1- Both Genetic Genie & Dr. Yasko app reported I am homozygous (Red) for BHMT-02 +/+ (TT) & heterozygous (yellow) for BHMT-08. Where as, StrateGene didn't mention it at all. Is it not clinically relevant? Being from a family with homocysteinuria issue, I thought its important. 2- Genetic Genie also reported a red for NAT2 R197Q (AA) but StrateGene is missing it. 3- Dr. Yasko's report shows a red for MTRR K350A (AG) +/+, while Genetic Genie is hetero (yellow) for the same SNP. Strategene is completely missing it. 4- Interestingly StrateGene is also clean -/- for VDR Taq1 AA (G) RS731236 where as both Genetic Genie and Yasko's report is red +/+ for the very same gene. 5- Similarly reporting is opposite for VDR-Fok (RS2228570) GG-G reported as homozygous red in StrateGene where as very same gene is reported as clean green -/- with FF. Beside the above mentioned issues that I have yet to understand, I love the fact most SNPs are marked in the pathway planner. I wish there was an additional page with full pathway planner and SNPs highlighted. I love the fact that it is quite concise reporting, good for medical professionals with time shortage but confusing for those with limited knowledge / laymen. Its great to have color coded inhibitors and promoters marked on the planner but in description part of report, they should be properly labeled and explained rather than just marking some abbreviations with up and down arrows. Some of this is the feedback I am giving on behalf of two other laymen friends I ran their reports for them. Kindly do include the references to any information provided for a particular SNP. I recently met my metabolic physician at VGH who completely disagreed to some of the material mentioned in SNP details area and I wished I had the references looked up, confirmed and printed out for the appointment. Over all, I am finding this report very helpful as while listening to the lectures I can note down pertaining information right on the report. Thank you. Review by Rahat I. (Posted on 8/18/2016)
Practical and saves time!
Very easy to use. This tool would be invaluable for any practitioner either starting out or those who are just too busy to sift through all the 'nonsense' genes. I'm a big fan of anything that can save me time :) You can see the information and snps are very well researched and I agree with Dr. B that it provides just the right amount of data that is useful. Over-analyzing too much data (some of it not even clinically relevant) becomes confusing for many. Easy to follow for both clients and practitioners to complement their treatment programs. I can't wait to see how it develops into the future. Well done! Review by EL (Posted on 7/19/2016)
Responsible, practical, reliable, actionable and science based!
StrateGene represents the gold standard in genetic interpretation. Ben’s understanding of the interplay between nutrition, environment and genes has produced an interpretive tool that helps make sense of the complexity of gene function and interaction. The pathways enable the practitioner to zoom out and see the bigger picture rather than obsessing over specific genes. Seeing the individual’s own gene profile colour-coded on the pathways just makes life so much easier - no more need for highlighter pens and messy scribbling! Ben has also provided detailed information about how each enzyme can be induced or reduced, which co-factors are essential and what steps could be taken to best support the individual’s genetic makeup. Responsible, practical, reliable, actionable and science based. Thanks Ben Review by Alessandro f. (Posted on 7/11/2016)
StrateGene is an invaluable tool for practitioners
StrateGene is the most comprehensive tool I have seen, and takes the delivery of personalized medicine to a new level. Coverage of the most SNPs and pathways including Folate, Methionine, Transulfuration, Biopterin and Histamine. The report clearly describes what inhibits or induces the genes (lifestyle, medications, foods, supplements etc.) and essential nutrient cofactor information. StrateGene also incorporates each individual’s specific SNP variations in detailed Pathway Charts that are visually appealing and easy to comprehend. Accompanying FAQs and ready access to the underlying research makes StrateGene an invaluable tool for practitioners. Review by Dr. K. (Posted on 7/11/2016)
A tool that engages patients
I was involved in the development of StrateGene, a process that was at times tedious and painstaking. But after beta testing with almost a dozen patients in my practice, my experience with StrateGene has been one of joy! Patients and I can print and get familiar with a detailed report in advance. This alone makes office visits so much more productive. I see increased patient engagement, less confusion. StrateGene is a great tool for busy clinicians, as patients leave the visit with concrete, actionable advice that informs their choices/lifestyle for the better. Review by J. N. (Posted on 7/8/2016)
The StrateGene Pathway Analysis is an amazing tool that allows us to see not only what a person’s genetic makeup is, but also which epigenetic factors may be directly contributing to health or disease based on this. The trend has been to look at genetic mutations in isolation and irrespective of how they interact with other body systems and genes. Having a visual overview of how these mutations impact various pathways in the body and which factors can promote or inhibit their activity makes this a one-of-a-kind tool that will undoubtedly change how healthcare professionals customize advice based on genetics! Disclaimer: I was involved in the creation of StrateGene. Review by Alison B. (Posted on 7/8/2016)

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