XCode Life works to reduce metabolic disease burden and unveils its ‘South Asian and Indian Ancestry Genetic Test’Read Now
Xcode, a personal genomics company is now working to bring down the burden of metabolic disease in India and globally. Its new South Asian and Indian Ancestry Genetic Test’ gives a detailed report about the information on one’s genetic similarity to various ethnic groups within India, Pakistan and other South Asian countries and from around the world
“We intend to grow to a 1 million-customer base in the next 3 years. We are expanding our global footprint and are known for both genomic research as well as high quality genetic tests, reports and related services,” said Dr. Abdur Rub, Co-founder and chief technology officer, Xcode Life Sciences.
The Chennai-based company announced the first ever worldwide launch of the ‘Ancestry Genetic Test’ which will reveal information about oneself comparing the DNA samples of each individual with over 35 ethnic groups to provide a detailed ancestry break-up.
“The history of our ancestors, is living within each of us! You may be 20, 30 or 50 years old, but your genes are 3 billion years old. For the first time in human history, genetic technology makes it possible to uncover this unique past that each of us carry in us,” he added.
Dr. Analabha Basu, associate professor, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics said that knowledge about the origin of the human species can lead to path-breaking medical discoveries and pave the way forward to research based on our DNA patterns.
Xcode will also help individuals to trace their paternal ancestry by evaluating your DNA which will decode ancient migratory patterns of their forefathers. Every cell in the human body contains DNA which can reveal family history, he said.
The six-year-old company which was founded by Dr. Saleem Mohammed a post doctoral in Bioinformatics and Dr. Rub a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences in 2011, decided to empower physicians, wellness professionals and individuals with the most validated actionable genomic information that could help personalize healthcare and wellness. The company also offers solutions ranging from precision medicine to personalized nutrition, in order to ensure better health outcomes for patients, and prevent disease in healthy individuals. The company is backed by investors like Roundglass and few angel investors including R. Narayanan, Harshal Shah and Apurva Udeshi committed bringing personal genomics to the forefront to ensure better health.