Send in your saliva and know your disposition for diseases

April 19, 2003 was a significant day in history. As researchers at the Human Genome Project announced that they had sequenced the entire human DNA, it seemed as if a bright new light has been turned on. At the same time, a smaller light turned itself on in the head of Saleem Mohammed.

Armed with a doctorate in bioinformatics, this young Chennaivasi saw immense potential in that sequencing. What followed was a long story, but suffice it to say that the result was Lifelong Wellness, a DNA-based wellness programme that is aimed at identifying and preventing genetic predispositions for certain diseases (such as diabetes, for instance,) into serious disorders.