Mapmygenome – Building healthy lives through Genomics!11 months ago Bhavitaavya Dharanikota
What if you could predict if your well-being, your health will get disrupted? What if you could predict if you could be headed down an unfavourable path? What if you could predict if your health was about to break? Would you still sit back and let the song of life play on, or would you change the track to a happier number?
We live in a world of remedial medicine, engaging with the healthcare system when we need to get “fixed”. We react to diseases. We don’t get ahead of it. This isn’t entirely our fault either; the healthcare system itself is built in such a way that medicine has adopted a reactive rather than a proactive approach to wellness. Find the problem and fix it. And it has worked for the most part. But let’s take this step a little further. What if we could better understand our predispositions to health problems rather than just focus on recognising symptoms of their manifestation? What if healthcare, in general, became more predictive and more preventive in nature? What if health management strategies and treatment processes became more personalised and precise; catered to each individual rather than the population? What if we could participate in the health management process – becoming the owners of our own well-being?And what if I told you that we have moved ahead of this “What if” world. To have a better understanding of this, all you need to do is look deeper into yourself – at your very own foundation, your DNA. Mapmygenome, a Hyderabad-based startup explains why is it important for each of us to understand the blueprint of our being, the DNA!
Mapmygenome, a molecular diagnostics company to make people proactive about their health was founded in January 2013 by Anu Acharya. They offer personalized health solutions based on genetic tests that help people to get to know about themselves. By combining genetic health profile and health history with genetic counselling, Mapmygenome provides actionable steps for individuals and their physicians towards a healthier life. It is focused on preventive health-care through healthy habits and gives you the platform from where you can commence your journey into a proactive, preventive, predictive, precise, participatory and a lot more personalised healthcare regime! Personal Genomics helps individuals discover the power of the immutable (for the most part) DNA. Genomepatri assesses your inherited and acquired genomic health risks for 100+ conditions. The results provide valuable insight into YOUR genomic predisposition to several health conditions, traits, lifestyle tendencies, drug efficacy, and more, helping you pre-empt a majority of diseases. In combination with genomic counselling, this will become YOUR master plan to better health, lifelong. Their teams at Hyderabad & Delhi comprise biotechnologists, statisticians, geneticists, bioinformaticians, and medical counsellors and have the technical expertise of 15+ years in the domains of genomics and big data. The advisory panel has expert scientists and doctors and in order to enhance this innovative brand and to provide value-added services to customers, Mapmygenome has a highly-skilled research team that works on cutting-edge technologies in various domains. The products and services at Mapmygenome range from TB tests to diagnostic kits and merchandise and Personal Genomics to Nutrigenomics.
Mapmygenome has recently tied up with Total Brain, the San Francisco and Sydney-based holistic brain optimisation platform, to offer the latter’s digital services. Total Brain helps individuals assess, rank, screen and train their 12 brain capacities, covering the areas of emotion, feeling, cognition and self-control. Mapmygenome has a Genomepatri, which assesses inherited and acquired genomic health risks for 100-plus conditions, which give insights into the genomic predisposition of people to several health conditions, traits, lifestyle tendencies and drug efficacy. Mapmygenome has also previously partnered with Lucid Diagnostics to offer DNA Onco Screening to customers and physicians for the prevention and early detection of cancers. Advances in technology and genetics have made it possible to study genetic variants at specific locations on the DNA that can affect health and wellbeing. Mapmygenome is the pioneer of this technology, called personal genomics, in India. With a simple swab of saliva, you can get a complete profile of your genetic predisposition to health and lifestyle. While the genetic component does not change, factors like environment, habits, and lifestyle can be modified to mitigate any genetic risks. The genetic counsellors explain the report to you, correlate this information with your health history, and formulate a preventive action plan that works for you.
Your DNA is way more powerful than you think.
Unleash that power.