A 'Gene' is a unit of heredity which is transferred from a parent to an offspring and is held to determine some characteristics of the offspring.
A human body consists of 23 pairs of chromosomes and each chromosome contains many genes. These genes are made up of DNA. Some genes act as instructions to make proteins in our body. Every person has two copies of each gene, one inherited from each parent. Most genes are the same in all people, but a small number of genes are slightly different between people. Alleles are forms of the same gene with small differences in their sequence of DNA bases. These small differences contribute to each person’s unique physical features.
Your genetic info is unique and valuable. Since each individual has a unique build of genes, the uniqueness becomes a piece of different information. Genetic Data is the personal data relating to the inherited or acquired genetic characteristics of a natural person.
Genetic data can be created through various laboratory tests (blood/saliva/tumor test). Different test generates different kinds of data. GeneJunction shall endeavour to provide free genetic test to persons enrolled as Contributors
GeneJunction is based on a simple belief that every individual has the absolute right to his own health and genomic data. In a web-based era of so much readily available information, the we believe that it is the prerogative of every individual to be in control of his or her own data, safeguarding it or sharing it through informed decisions for their own wellbeing and for the society in general. Our mission is to ensure that the beneficiary of any gain including financial benefits through sharing of data should be the individual who registers his data and who is given the nomenclature of “Contributor” on this site.
Genomic data is an indestructible information as it is an imprint of who we are. Simply put it is an “Imprint of Life”. If tested, valuable information is generated which refines and increases in value as scientific analysis improves over time. We keep learning and discovering new information about genes regarding disease, potential treatments, and even discover new drugs to cure diseases like cancer.
Your Genetic information is a “Precious Lifelong Asset”.
So Genetic data not only helps us to prevent health problems but also helps to treat and diagnose diseases. Scientists use this genetic information to develop new treatments and laboratory tests, even discover new drugs to cure diseases like cancer.
GeneJunction is a novel concept which provides true democratization of health and genetic data. We believe that your genomic data is an indestructible value for life. We help you to create value for yourself by allowing direct linkage between you and people who need these information for the advancement of science and research.
Our long-term vision helps you to create genetic information for yourself which becomes your lifetime asset. The value of the asset increases progressively over time as advances in science allow us to re-analyse and provide you with more and more information for the same genetic test.
In choosing to share your genetic information, you play an important role in the advancement of genomic science for mankind. You help to improve diagnosis, develop new treatments, and assist in research and clinical trials.
By participating in this network, you also contribute towards those who need genetic tests for health recovery or treatment.
At GeneJunction, our goal is to create this community and provide you with valuable benefits including a complimentary DNA health profile for the commendable part that you can play.
When you register on the GeneJunction platform with a one-time registration fee, you will be credited GeneCredits worth USD $10.
You will be directly linked with the Recipients looking for your profile and if you agree, the Recipient shall reimburse you for your exchange transaction through your Stripe account. For each transaction you shall also get Gene Credits.
Using these credits, you may get a personalised medical test such as a Whole Genome Test (complete genome sequence) at a subsidised cost or even for free.