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September 20, 2019
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5 things you should know before using Silverberry Genomix powered by LifeNome
LifeNome? Silverberry Genomix? Sequencing.com? Find out what they are and how to use them to explore your raw DNA data!
By
Tomohiro Takano

In an effort to help everyone find the genetic testing service that is right for them, the editors at Genomelink now turn an eye toward Silverberry Genomix, an entire DNA lifestyle company that allows you to fully engage with your DNA data using a series of special apps and reports. These resources can help you make positive lifestyle changes, for a cost. Keep reading to learn all about the apps, reports, and information available from Silverberry Genomix!


1. About the Company

2. Test Results and Sample Reports

3. Reviews

4. Cost

5. Other Places to Use Raw DNA Data

1. About the Company

Silverberry Genomix is a DNA testing and analysis platform based in San Francisco, which partners with a number of other agencies for DNA testing. They also outsource the development and distribution of reports and smartphone apps, so they can focus on the curation of reports and side-products. LifeNome handles the DNA test, mapping specific sequences of your DNA data. Scientific experts at Silverberry Genomix develop individualized results and recommendations based on your genetic data and machine learning methods to analyze your genetic variants.


Silverberry Genomix also partners with Sequencing.com to develop health-related apps that integrate with your DNA data. These apps can help you track health goals, learn about how to reduce your risk for disease, increase general well-being, and even help you eat a healthy diet. Silverberry Genomix also operates Genei.Us, a service that curates health products for your needs based on expert recommendations and your DNA. 


To use Silverberry Genomix, you can either upload your data from 23andMe or AncestryDNA, or buy the DNA kit offered through their partner LifeNome, Inc. LifeNome, based out of New York, provides testing services for a number of other DNA-focused businesses across the United States. They specialize in the rigorous science of bioinformatics and simply provide DNA testing for a number of companies.

2. Test Results and Sample Reports

Silverberry Genomix covers a huge range of genetic traits and conditions, with around 140 topics covered in total. These traits are related to nutrition, genetic health predispositions, general wellness, athleticism, skin care, and psychological predispositions. The machine-learning artificial intelligence program analyzes and makes correlations between your genes and these traits, and the platform produces a large document containing all of the traits you purchased. 


Each trait is described clearly, with a box telling you what the trait is and why your genetic code affects it. With each trait, you can see an analysis of how your genetic variants may affect this trait. You will also see a list of recommendations - things you can do to modify a trait or reduce a genetic risk. The final box shows you the name of the actual genetic variations related to a particular trait. 


While the report does show you which genetic variations influence the trait, it does not link to actual studies on these genetic variants. However, with the given variant name, you can easily search for the genetic variant in a database such as SNPedia.com to find peer-reviewed research about each variant. Using what you find, you can create fitness plans from your genetic assessments, assist yourself in personality development, and even help yourself make daily wellness decisions.


Check out this full sample report from Silverberry Genomix to see exactly what you will get!

3. Reviews

While you can upload raw DNA data directly to Silverberry Genomix through their website or through Sequencing.com, it seems that not many users have reviewed these products. However, the apps created by Silverberry Genomix get high ratings on the Sequencing.com app store. Plus, the reviews found on Amazon are generally very positive. Silverberry Genomix appears to have created very easy-to-understand descriptions and analyses of the 140 traits they cover. You can check out the Amazon reviews below!


  • 3.6 of 5 Stars on Amazon (Only 6 reviewers)


4. Cost

The company does seem to get positive reviews for its well-designed products. However, these products come at a cost. You can get a Basic Wellness test for free by uploading your DNA data, but the basic test comes with very few insights into your genetic code. To get access to the other traits, you have to select a report to buy. Reports come in all varieties, from reports focused on athleticism, to aging, to your ability to process vitamins.


These reports range from $10 all the way to $189 for the Comprehensive Wellness report. This report details all of the 140 different traits which Silverberry Genomix focuses on. If you want to see the full range of options available from Silverberry, you can check out their DNA Health and Wellness page, which details all of the reports you can purchase.

5. Other Places to Use Raw DNA Data

Silverberry Genomix does provide some great ways to connect with your DNA, through both their expert-curated reports and their DNA apps. However, there are some other great options out there for reanalyzing your raw DNA data from a previous genetic test. Many of them are free. 


Others, like Promethease, can give you more detailed results and connect you to peer-reviewed genetic studies for much cheaper. Promethease is not curated, though, so you would need to search for studies relevant to athletic training, areas of nutrition, or skin characteristics, as opposed to the wellness assessments curated by Silverberry Genomix.


Before you buy Silverberry Genomix reports, check these other sites to see if they can provide you with the information you are looking for!

Know "More" About Your DNA Data

1. Genomelink — FREE

2. Promethease (genetic health risk)

Ancestry Tests

3. Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) — FREE

4. MyHeritage DNA — FREE

5. LivingDNA — FREE

6. GEDmatch — FREE

Nutrition and Fitness

7. Genopalate

9. Vintage

10. DNA Fit

If none of these sites spark your interest, check out this page on all the different options you have for exploring your raw DNA data!


Did you get 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or MyHeritage results back?
Upload your raw DNA data to access 25+ traits for FREE at Genomelink!
Tomohiro Takano
Tomohiro Takano
Co-Founder and CEO
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