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A start up that predicts lifestyle diseases

They’re usually progressive, chronic and have a ‘fatal’ ring to them. Yet, health issues classified as ‘lifestyle diseases’ are on the rise and there’s little we can do about that. Or can we?

A start-up named XCODE claims it has the answer to this life-altering question. This Chennai-based company, founded by Dr Saleem Mohammed, uses state-of-the-art rapid genetic testing and analysis to diagnose an individual’s tendency to an array of lifestyle diseases. All you have to do is provide a saliva sample for DNA analysis, which uses genetic markers to reveal your disease risks. “Our DNA can provide an insight into our health. We use a person’s genetic make-up to empower him with knowledge,” says Dr Mohammed.

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James Watson
Xcode is a pioneer in personal genomics, focussed on enabling personalized preventive healthcare. We are dedicated to empowering physicians, wellness professionals and customers with the most validated, accurate and actionable genomic information to positively impact and improve their client's health and quality of life.