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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