Dietary suggestion software spinout Food Genes and Me compiles personalised healthy eating tips based on uploaded DNA reports from external genetic analysis tools.
US-based personalised dietary suggestion software spinout Food Genes and Me was officially unveiled by University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) yesterday.
Food Genes and Me operates an online software portal that provides personalised dietary recommendations within 24 hours based on health insights from DNA reports uploaded by the user.
The software processes reports from existing genetic analysis tools such as 23andMe and Ancestry, looking for genetic markers related to more than 100 health conditions.
Food Genes and Me then compares the markers with information from the US Department of Agriculture’s nutrient database, resulting in dietary suggestions to help the user avert genetic health risks.
Food Genes and Me offers a $30 discount to customers happy to donate their genomic file for scientific studies.
The business was spun out from UNLV’s Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM) and will work closely with the institute to further develop its technology.
Martin Schiller, director of NIPM, said: “The goal with Food Genes and Me is to make suggestions specific to each person based on their genes. We are empowering you to act on something right away to affect your health.”