Monthly Archives: March 2018

  • Rhythmus – prescribing clarity

    Rhythmus is a new app that makes prescribing natural agents simpler than before when using the Opus23 database of natural agent effects on genes.

    Taking an overview of all SNPs for the client, the main Rhythmus screen shows a list of genes sorted by combined SNP effect power factor, with the color scheme of orange for overall downregulated and green for overall upregulated genes. With over 7,800 individual associations of genes and natural agents in the database, all based on and hyperlinked to PubMed published studies, Opus23 makes visualisation simple for the genes with the highest editor-defined power factor and with associated natural agents that affect the gene function.

    Rhythmus Prescribing App

    Taking the Agency app one step further, Rhythmus also includes the gene visualising ability of Powerspot to help the practitioner choose the best agents for the clientThe AI Pre fills the option of upregulating or downregulating the gene function and the effect required from the agents (although these can be changed manually if required). The numbers of agents associated with the gene function is also listed.

    Rhythmus can be used by checking some genes and other options, then click the Run Rhythmus button. The result is a network map of the genes in the query along with the natural agents that influence their function.

    Rhythmus network map

    The relative size of the agent indicates the confidence of the effect on the gene, and as with other network maps on Opus23, clicking on the gene or agent opens a popup for that element, from where it can be curated to the Client Report or the Protocol Report.

    The AI saves time in selecting the best options according to the available data, but this can alway be overridden by the practitioner, who may have other information about the client. Opus23 subscribes to the philosophy of ‘TMTOWTDI’ (There’s more than one way to do it, pronounced ‘Tim Toady’.) The program was designed with this idea in mind, in that it ‘doesn’t try to tell the practitioner how to parse the data.’ Rather, it presents many different frameworks and cross-sections of the available client data, using a myriad of infographic treatments. Therefore Rhythmus also offers the practitioner a user-defined alternative visualisation of up to five manually entered genes, again with an up- or downregulatory effect and the required effect size. The user-defined visualisation gives a Manhattan map of the combined effect of the possible agents, similar to one side of the Psychic app.

    Result of the user-defined selection in Rhythmus

    As before, clicking on the agent opens the agent popup, where it can be curated. Rhythmus takes Opus23 to another level of utility for data mining and analysing its huge database of PubMed-based gene-agent interactions.

  • Opus23 Onsite Training, May 19-20, 2018

    Most patients improve through committing themselves to lifestyle, diet, mindset and environmental changes. When they don’t, additional history and sleuthing is needed. As our patients get more complex, the need for quickly evaluating thousands ofgenes is needed. Peter’s Opus23 allows one to do exactly this. I highly recommend using Opus23 for those patients who have ‘tried everything’ and are still stuck. It could very well find the answers to your patient’s riddle.” — Dr. Ben Lynch

    There will be an in-person training at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine (University of Bridgeport, Connecticut) for the weekend of May 19-20.

    This weekend training hosted by the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport CT, USA. A rare opportunity to receive hands-on training in Opus23 from Peter D’Adamo and key developers of the platform.


    The seminar is a mix of some lecture and extensive hands-on learning. During experiential sessions, attendees will break up into 4-5 person workgroups. Each workgroup will have its own teaching assistant (TA), a GM/COE clinician with extensive experience with Opus. Attendees will work directly in Opus on a series of different clients.

    Successful completion of the onsite training allows you full access to the Opus23 software, with the ability to upload and analyze raw data from 23andMe, Ancestry, Genos and uBiome, and produce notes and patient reports.


    The seminar will run from 9AM-5PM Saturday, May 19 and 9AM-12PM Sunday, May 20. Classes will take  place on the University of Bridgeport campus, at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine, 115 Broad Street Bridgeport CT 06604. Lunch will be provided on Saturday at the COEGM as well as dinner at a local restaurant.


    Bridgeport Holiday Inn
    1070 Main Street
    Bridgeport CT 06604
    Phone: 203 334-1234
    Fax: 203 696-1985


    Cost of the seminar is $800. Registration is available at the below secure PayPal checkout and will be limited to 15 individuals.

    Please email Dr. Robert Boyd at if you are interested.