ABOUT THE OPEN GENOME PROJECT
The Open Genome Project is an initiative of Gknowmix, a spin-out company of the South African Medical Research Council.
Together we are developing an adaptable report-generating-template for seamless implementation of personalized genomic medicine extending from point-of-care testing to whole exome/genome sequencing using comprehensive pathology-supported genetic testing: PSGT algorithm.
The impact of our environment on the expression of genes associated with cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) supports the development of a 3-in-1 test to simultaneously assess familial, lifestyle- and therapy-associated risk implications.
The dynamic pathology-supported genetic testing platform supports multiple NCD pathways that enable genetic counselors to assess different aspects of the same disease in the patient report.
With all the hype around genetic testing for personalized medicine and sports performance, it is important to be aware of false claims to use genetic screening as an easy way to lose weight or cure disease. Health monitoring is essential for early detection of symptoms. Read more…
Gknowmix is a research translation and service delivery system used in the Open Genome Project to utilize the information hidden in our DNA code. We integrate with other health disciplines to overcome the limitations of only using genetic information for decision making. Read more…
Non-communicable diseases like cancer will take more and more lives every year if we do not take action towards prevention. It is important to distinguish lifestyle-related medical conditions from genetic disorders with clinical implications for the extended family. Read more…