There's more to our genes then just the so-called good and bad.
By learning about ourselves, we can find out in what specific enviromental and lifesytle contexts our genes can behave at their very best.





The Genetic Report


SNP's (pronounced "snips") are gene variants that affect the way our bodies metabolize,  absorb, and utilize nutrients and determine how effectively we eliminate xenobiotics and even potential carcinogens.  

By understanding the mechanisms by which these genes work and analyzing data generated from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and Mendelian randomization, scientists can now understand what impact SNPs may have on disease risk and longevity in relationship with certain gene-enviromental contexts.​

Once reserchers understand how specific genotypes can affect how our genes function, this enables development of the most favorable nutritional and lifestyle strategies specific to a person's genotype.

In order for us to produce your customized report, you must have been tested previously by 23andMe. 
How does it work?
Testing
Dr. Headlee will review your 23andMe raw data.
Report of Findings
Consultation with Dr. Headlee

Frequently Asked Questions


What are SNP's (pronounced "snips")?

A single nucleotide polymorphism is a change in just one nucleotide of the DNA that makes up a gene.  A SNP is alo referred to as a gene polymorphism-a variatin in a gene's DNA sequence that can alter its functin either in a good or a bad way.  They differ from mutatins, which occure randomly, because they occure in more than 1% of the population.

Does Genetic Interpretation Require a Coach? 

When we look at the human system, it is important to understand that it is a complex system, not a complicated system. This is important to understand because it makes it impractical to apply reductionism into a complex system. Reductionism works well for complicated systems and computers can be used to explain these systems. Computers can be used to define complicated systems through algorithms and artificial intelligence. It is currently not possible for computers to explain complex systems, even deep learning programming.

Let’s take flight as an example; A computer can explain and model an airplane because it is a complicated system. It cannot adequately model and explain a bird, a complex system.

The example to the right is a simple diagram of gene to complex protein, so one gene here creates 27 possible protein complexes and this is very simplified. Most genes create many more outcomes than depicted and each tier of the process has many influences that would need to be considered. The point is that computers are incapable currently of modeling outcomes either through algorithms or artificial intelligence. Therefore, most direct to consumer genetic reports are of very little use to clinical application. Complex systems require complex thinking which is where the “coach” comes into the picture. A coach is capable of complex thinking but we currently need computers and algorithms to assist us in collecting and bringing the biometric data together into an output that we can then apply the complex thinking, this process is “augmented” intelligence. In other words, the term augmented means "to improve," reinforcing the role human intelligence plays when using machine learning and deep learning algorithms to discover relationships and solve problems. This is the “WHY” of Apeiron Academy. We fully understand the role of the knowledgeable coach in interpreting complex data assisting clients to create optimal outcomes.

READ THE ARTICLE BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EPIGENETICS:

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Integrative Medicine,   to find out more information about epigenetics.