April 2003 was an important day for mankind. Researchers of the Human Genome Project announced that they had sequenced the entire human DNA. On the other hand, a young Saleem Mohammed was visiting India only to discover that his mother was diagnosed with diabetes – considered to be a lifestyle disease.
The incident changed this young doctorate in bioinformatics. He started taking active interest in his own health. But to his utter dismay he could not find a single organisation in the country that analysed his risk to lifestyle related diseases.
To cut a long story short, Saleem came up with a DNA-based wellness program that aimed at identifying and preventing genetic diseases.
Thus, was born (in June 2012) Xcode Life Sciences – a biotech start-up co-founded by Saleem and R. Narayanan. The motto: “forewarning means forearming”.
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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.