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Stethoscope on human genome DNA data printout

Start-ups trying to make their mark in the nascent domain of genetic diagnostics. BioSpectrum explores the developments in the field.

Thanks to the Human Genome Project, scientists now have a set of tools that can be readily used to understand the complexity of diseases and their variability in human beings. These tools assist scientists in refining risk prediction and also in evaluating the response to therapies with greater precision. The project has in turn fuelled the diagnostic industry, which was not perceived to be as exciting as therapeutics but is now one-of-the-fastest growing segments of healthcare.

Abdur Rub
Abdur Rub
Abdur has a passion for research and has been the recipient of a number of esteemed awards such as the A*STAR young Scientist Award in 2012 and several international competitive Grant Awards for scientific research. Prior to Xcode, Abdur was the CEO of Cell Diagnostics, Singapore and Vice President of Research, Credo Biomedical, Singapore and Head of In Vitro Diagnostics, A*STAR, Singapore. His current focus is to empower people with the knowledge locked in their genes.