Auspex Genomics Launches a DNA Cancer Screen to Empower People to Understand Their Genetic Risk of Cancer on the Crowd Funding Site indiegogo.com
6/17/2013 8:59:44 AM
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SAN DIEGO, California – June 17, 2013 - The Auspex Genomics DNA cancer screen provides information on your genetic risk of the most common types of cancers for the cost of your smartphone. Auspex Genomics provides a saliva sample collection kit that you mail back to us. Once your kit is received, we extract the DNA from your saliva and start the DNA sequencing process. With your variations determined, we translate your results into a personalized report.
Our proactive informational tool shows you what genes you have, how they relate to cancer and if you have a variation in specific genes leading to an increased chance of cancer. You can use this information to make proactive changes such as wearing sunscreen and protective clothing if you have a variation linked to skin cancer or having more frequent exams if you have a variation linked to breast cancer.
We know that cancer is not something caught like the flu; it’s rooted deeper on a genetic level. Knowing your cancer genetics is valuable information that everyone should have access to. At $200 this is now possible.
Daniel Blake, co-founder of Auspex Genomics, said “Auspex Genomics was born when I couldn’t get the information I wanted when I was diagnosed with cancer. I wanted to see what my genetic blueprint could tell me so I could be treated in the most effective manner. Today we have accomplished this and more by providing people the opportunity to discover what their genetic blueprint can tell them about their cancer risk. Most importantly, anyone can do this from the comfort of their home and anytime they please.”
Auspex Genomics is a comprised of researchers with backgrounds in: super-computing, mathematics and organic chemistry. After a successful bout with cancer, Auspex Genomics founder switched the direction of his career from mathematics research and spent thefollowing six years researching cancer. Using a non-traditional approach, Auspex Genomics developed an innovate approach to genetic sequencing that drives down the cost of the technology while providing the highest available accuracy.
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