Entrepreneur Anu Acharya brings code and data to Indian genome (and other top stories of the day)

In a conversation with YourStory, Anu retraces her journey as a woman engineer and the various phases of technology she has witnessed.

30th Oct 2019
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Our genes make us who we are! The essence of our DNA carries all the data related to us as an individual. For years now, scientists have been trying to identify particular genes in humans that can be related to various diseases and other forms of behavioural traits.


Entrepreneur Anu Acharya, an IIT-Kharagpur graduate, is doing the same through her startup MapMyGenome. As the founder of one of the few Indian startups working with genetics and genomic study, Anu’s entry into the field was serendipitous.


Today, the startup works on building the genetic profile and build of an individual to understand their susceptibility to different diseases and their prevention. In a conversation with YourStory, Anu retraces her journey as a woman engineer and the various phases of technology she has witnessed.


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