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Silent SNPs: When Genetic Test Information Matters, & When It Doesn’t

Presented by: Kelly Heim, Ph.D., and Nathan Morris, M.D.+
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Knowing a patient’s genetic makeup can reduce trial and error, and improve the precision of nutritional protocols. However, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) often interact with environmental factors that either magnify or diminish their clinical significance. Accordingly, a SNP can be impactful in some patients, but not others. In this webinar, Kelly Heim, Ph.D., and Nathan Morris, M.D., will provide practical tips on how to identify important clues, exclude irrelevant information, and prioritize next steps on an individual basis.

About the Panelists

Nathan Morris, M.D.+, our Chief Medical Advisor, is a family practice-trained functional medicine practitioner. He sees complex patients of all ages at his Good Medicine practice in Oxford, Ohio, and specializes in determining connections between seemingly disparate clinical observations, approaching the body as an integrated whole. Dr. Morris applies genetic testing as a tool to objectively guide personalized approaches to detoxification, age-related cognitive function, and cellular health.
Kelly Heim, Ph.D. is a nutritional pharmacologist and Senior Director of Scientific Affairs for Atrium Innovations’ health care practitioner brands, for which he oversees the scientific integrity and safety of products by maintaining rigorous standards of research evaluation and its application to product formulation. Dr. Heim has a doctorate in pharmacology from Dartmouth Medical School. He has lectured extensively to practitioner audiences on nutritional genomics, bioavailability, and safe and effective condition-specific use of dietary supplements.

+ Our Medical Advisors are retained consultants for Pure Encapsulations.