Bangalore: Tracing our family tree is an activity that features in all our childhoods but did any of us manage to reach beyond our grandparents or our great-grandparents? All of us are products of generations of ancestry with a rich history and heritage, all embedded in our genes waiting to be uncovered.
Now Xcode Life, the personal genomics company based out of Chennai has announced the worldwide launch of the first of its kind ‘South Asian Ancestry Genetic Test’ that will trace one’s ancestry in the global and South Asian sub-population level. The test will reveal information about oneself comparing the DNA samples of each individual with more than 35 ethnic groups in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and other regional countries to provide a detailed ancestry break-up.
Talking on this Occasion, Dr Abdur Rub, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Xcode Life Sciences said – “Our unique heritage, our unique history, the history of our ancestors, is living within each of us! You may be 20, 30 or 50 years old, but your genes are 3 billion years old. For the first time in human history, genetic technology makes it possible to uncover this unique past that each of us carry in us. I am very excited that Xcode is launching world’s first ‘South Asian Ancestry Genetic Test’ through which your DNA is matched with more than 35 ethnic groups in India and other groups worldwide, and your most recent paternal ancestor”.
Xcode will also help individuals to trace their paternal ancestry by evaluating DNA which will decode ancient migratory patterns of their forefathers.