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Knowledge of Genealogy Can Help Fight Diseases Better

16 Jun 2023 8:43 AM | Anonymous

A startup in Hyderabad, India is trying to use technology to help people understand their genome better. Speaking at the Mint Digital Innovation Summit on June 9, Anu Acharya, founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, said that understanding one’s genealogy can help individuals fight diseases better.

“Just like a Google map which helps you find the distance between places and the right location or route, genome mapping is used to identify and record the location of genes and the distances between genes on a chromosome, and helps you understand what diseases you are susceptible to and their prevention, in order live a healthy lifestyle,” said Acharya said.

The Hyderabad-based company has built something called Genomepatri (derived from two words - Janam and patri, means a person’s horoscope or birth chart, and in this case a genome chart), which aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of genetic risk of lifestyle diseases, predisposition to traits, carrier status and drug responses. 

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