Xcode Life is a genetics, bioinformatics, and health analytics company which offers a variety of services including genetic testing and health reporting services using DNA raw data from all major international companies including 23andme, Family Tree DNA, Ancestry DNA and Helix. Xcode Life’s primary focus is to provide expert genetic reports in a variety of consumer and clinical domains that include personalized nutrition and fitness, precision medicine, skin, allergy and preventive health programs along with genetic counseling. Xcode is expanding its portfolio into infertility, transplantation, oncology, non-invasive prenatal testing where the tests will focus on response to hormonal therapy, male infertility, hereditary cancers, newborn screening and miscarriage and ancestry-related information. The company works with professionals such as physicians, dietitians, fitness and others in augmenting their practice with genetics.
Our current product range covers personalized diet, fitness, allergies, skin care, precision medicine and health predisposition. We offer the most comprehensive genetic predisposition assessment available today.
Xcode reports can be availed in two ways:
If you have not yet done a genetic test- by purchasing our DNA kit
With free two-way shipping throughout India, this is a preferred mode of purchase for our Indian clients. Interested customers who are signing up for the first time will have to purchase the DNA kit and reports of their choice. Subsequent purchases of additional reports will not require the DNA kit. In other words, the DNA kit is only a one-time buy. Reports are typically delivered in 3-5 weeks and are priced at Rs. 2,500.
If you have already done a genetic test- by uploading your DNA data
By uploading your raw genetic data from other companies like 23andme, Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, Living DNA (see the whole list here). All Xcode reports (Nutrition, Fitness, Health, Allergy, Skin, Precision Medicine and Ancestry) can be generated. The price range is between $10 and $40. This mode of report delivery is preferred by International clients. We have the fastest turnaround time in the industry (15 minutes to an hour) for this option.
Understanding the functioning of your nutritional metabolism is a prerequisite to healthy living. The nutrition report will help you translate the results from your DNA test into actionable recommendations that are suited to your genetic nature. Establish unique nutrition goals, tailor a unique diet plan according to your genetic metabolism of macronutrients, requirements of micronutrients and food sensitivities.
Traits Covered Under Gene Nutrition
➤Tendency To Overeat, ➤Tendency To Prefer Fatty Foods, ➤Tendency To Prefer Sweets, ➤Tendency To Prefer Bitter Vegetables, ➤Tendency To Gain Weight, ➤Carbohydrate Intake And Weight Gain Tendency, ➤Saturated Fats, ➤Intake And Weight Gain Tendency, ➤Mono Unsaturated Fats Intake And Weight Gain Tendency, ➤PUFA Intake And Weight Gain Tendency, ➤Protein Intake And Weight Loss Tendency, ➤Fibre Intake And Weight Loss Tendency, ➤Tendency To Regain Weight, ➤Vitamin requirements, ➤Calcium Needs, ➤Choline Deficiency, ➤Copper Needs, ➤Iron Needs,➤ Magnesium Needs, ➤Phosphate Needs, ➤Zinc Needs, ➤Antioxidant Needs, ➤Caffeine Metabolism and Alcohol Metabolism, ➤Gluten Sensitivity, ➤Lactose Intolerance, ➤Salt Intake And Blood Pressure Sensitivity.
Optimizing your fitness routine requires a deep understanding of your body type. Without proper knowledge about yourself, you are bound to engage in lots of wasted effort through trials and errors. Studies have shown that a significant part of the athletic ability is inherited, meaning, its coded in the genes. Hence, understand your genetics makes a big difference in optimizing your fitness regimen according to your genetic nature.
Traits Covered Under Gene Fitness
➤Endurance, ➤Power, ➤Aerobic capacity, ➤Heart Capacity, ➤Lung Capacity,➤ Handgrip strength, ➤Tendon strength, ➤Ligament strength, ➤Exercise motivation, ➤Likelihood of injury, ➤Likelihood of fatigue, ➤HDL cholesterol level with exercise, ➤Insulin sensitivity with exercise, ➤Weight loss or weight gain with exercise
More than 30% of the Indian population suffers from at least one allergic disease. Do not wait for a sudden reaction to an exposure to learn about your allergies. Know of your genetic sensitivities to the most common allergens and protect yourselves from the allergens. Allergens are everywhere and easily affect those who are genetically susceptible to allergies.
Traits Covered Under Gene Allergy
➤Cockroach Allergy, ➤Dust Mites Allergy, ➤Pets Allergy, ➤Egg Allergy, ➤Milk Allergy, ➤Peanut Allergy, ➤Pollen ➤Allergy, ➤Histamine intolerance, ➤Misophonia, ➤Motion sickness
A genetic report for personalised and proactive skin care. Your skin type is unique in terms of its tone, collagen content, aging profile, oxidation, glycation among various other factors. Understanding genetic aspects of your skin helps you nurture it in the correct way.
Traits Covered Under Gene Skin
➤Glycation protection, ➤Contact dermatitis, ➤Atopic dermatitis, ➤Generalized psoriasis, ➤Rosacea, ➤Dry Skin, ➤Folate deficiency, ➤Vitamin A, B12, B6, C, D, E Deficiency, ➤Skin antioxidant capacity, ➤Freckles/Ephelides, ➤Sun spots/Lentigines, ➤Tanning response, ➤Wrinkle and Collagen degradation, ➤Response to Cellulite, ➤Striae Distensae/ Stretch Marks, ➤Varicose Veins, ➤Response to UV Radiation (UVR).
34% of all clinically significant drug interactions have a genetic basis. Get the right medications at the right dose. The precision medicine report helps you avoid unnecessary side-effects from medications that may not work for you.
NOTE: These reports are to be interpreted by your physician ONLY.
Drug Families Covered Under Precision Medicine
➤Antihypertensives, ➤Statins, ➤Beta Blockers, ➤Antiarrhythmics, ➤Antidepressants, ➤Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), ➤Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), ➤Other Antidepressants, ➤Antipsychotics, ➤Stimulants, ➤Benzodiazepines, ➤Non-Benzodiazepine, ➤Anxiolytics, ➤Hypnotics, ➤Neuropsychiatric, ➤Antidiabetic, ➤Metformin, ➤Sulfonylureas, ➤Pain (Opioids), ➤Morphine, ➤Immunosuppressants
A comprehensive assessment comprising of an analysis of around 200 genes pertaining to hypertension, heart diseases, obesity and type 2 diabetes. All these conditions are genetically- and lifestyle-mediated, and can be prevented by making appropriate dietary and lifestyle modifications. An early predisposition warning will help you from developing these conditions.
NOTE: These reports are to be interpreted only by your physician.
➤Thrombosis ➤Familial Hypercholesterolemia ➤Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ➤Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease ➤Ulcerative Colitis ➤Stroke ➤Bone Mineral Density ➤Osteoarthritis ➤Osteoporosis ➤Age-related Macular Degeneration ➤Chronic Kidney Disease ➤Asthma ➤Vitiligo ➤Migraine ➤Beta Thalassemia ➤Anxiety, Depression ➤Alzheimer’s disease ➤Parkinson’s disease.
Methylation and MTHFR status
An MTHFR status report is one of the many indicators for identifying the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, or the risk for neural tube defects and sensitivity to methotrexate. This report profiles more than 70 known genetic polymorphisms in the MTHFR gene and related genes.
This test could help individuals presenting with the following conditions:
➤Coronary artery disease ➤Elevated homocysteine ➤Bipolar disorder ➤Schizophrenia ➤Peripheral vascular artery disease ➤Acute myocardial infarction ➤Depression ➤Stroke ➤Venous thromboembolism ➤Migraines ➤History of preeclampsia, neural tube defects, recurrent miscarriages ➤Autism spectrum disorders
Breast Cancer- BRCA1/2 report
The Xcode Breast Cancer report from DNA raw data covers:
➤Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk ➤Risk of early-onset Breast Cancer ➤Estrogen receptor negative and positive BC risk ➤Breast Cancer risk in men ➤Breast cancer prognosis ➤Estradiol Plasma Levels and Breast Cancer Risk ➤Menopausal Hormone Therapy Interaction with Breast Cancer Risk ➤Hair Loss due to chemotherapy in breast cancer (multiple drugs) ➤Hypertension due to chemotherapy in breast cancer (multiple drugs)➤Pharmacogenetic response to Breast cancer drugs (multiple drugs)
Origin- Ancestry Report
Global ancestry composition
Know the proportion of the DNA you inherited from around the world. A detailed report along with tables and charts of the geographical composition of your DNA.
South Asian Ancestry Composition
(India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Bangladesh etc.)
A report with a detailed description and illustrations on your South Asian Ancestry Composition. Find out what combination of
- Ancestral North Indians
- Ancestral South Indians
- Ancestral Austro Asiatics
- Ancestral Tibeto Burmans
Maternal Haplogroup analysis
This analysis is based on your Mitochondrial DNA that you inherit only through the maternal lineage. Genetic location of your ancestors right after the out-of-Africa migrations.
The Y chromosome is transmitted from father to son. Track down your most recent paternal ancestor by following your Y chromosome.