Hyderabad, November 2016 : Renowned badminton player Srikanth Kidambi came in person for his genetic counseling session. The 23-year-old athlete provided his saliva sample for Mapmygenome’s product Genomepatri Fit before he left for the Rio Olympic Games. The Hyderabad-based personalized genomics company is well known for its influential and health conscious clientele such as Pinky Reddy, Shashi Tharoor, Brian Brophy.. to name a few. CEO Anuradha Acharya is committed to her vision of “Touch 100 million lives and save a million lives by 2030”. The addition of such young and determined sports persons is truly a proud moment for the genetic and sports community! She mentioned, “It feels great to extend Mapmygenome’s services to the sports fraternity. I sincerely hope we can reach out to more dedicated Olympians like Srikanth and help improve training standards all over. India certainly deserves more winners!”
Board Certified Senior Genetic Counselor, Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla (MSc, PhD) is also contributing by sharing her knowledge and experience to explain the association between genes and athletic performance to the sporting fraternity. Post-counseling she said, “It was great to see a sportsperson, like Srikanth Kidambi come forward and be a part of the revolutionary genetic screening for sports and nutrition. He was extremely receptive of the personalized fitness and nutrition recommendations provided”.
Amit Malik, Core Management Team Member of the esteemed Gopichand Academy also found the session very informative and said, “We found the Genetics report very useful and holistic. It will help us in better personalization of training programs through specific nutrition, fitness regime, mental guidance and lifestyle changes. With better personalization, we hope to get better performances from our athletes.”
Getting to know more yourself is a fascinating revelation! Srikanth Kidambi, himself quite content with his report mentioned, “I am happy to have experienced testing at Mapmygenome. Genomepatri fit is really helpful with all the key factors that are required by a sports person.”
The recent medals in the Olympics has definitely motivated Indians to harness the potential of their athletes and would pave way for the youngsters to take-up Sports as a profession. In fact, the country is going one step further with genetic screening – mapping out a contender’s performance genes will be an ace shot in this competitive world match.
Founded in 2013, Mapmygenome started as India’s pioneering Personal Genomics Company with a vision to “Touch 100 million lives and save a million lives by 2030.” It is a molecular diagnostics company for people who are proactive about their health. They offer personalized health solutions based on genetic tests that help people to get to know about themselves. By combining genetic health profile and health history with genetic counseling, Mapmygenome provides actionable steps for individuals and their physicians towards a healthier life. Mapmygenome is focused on preventive health care through healthy habits. Services offered include personal genomics, molecular diagnostics, brain wellness solutions, TB diagnostic kits, and DNA forensics. Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, they connect to people across the globe through business development executives, e-tailers, brand affiliates, and healthcare partners.