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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 29 2016
$74,560
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
114
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 29 2016

About

A Path and Portal to tap into your Biology.

Half of your personality, intelligence, health, wellness, and even propensity for illness is a direct result of your DNA. (see the study)

In other words, without knowing what your DNA says about you, you're blindfolded in the already uphill battle of health, wellness, and happiness. 

We are changing all that. Exclusively through this kickstarter we are giving you 100% ownership of your DNA and access to the world's largest repository of genetic information so you can pinpoint health risks and biological strengths, enabling you to strategize a fuller, healthier life.

 

1: Choose Your Test

The start of any genetic odyssey begins with your DNA test. Unlike most genetic tests that look only at an assortment of key genes, our comprehensive sequencing looks at the big picture, detecting all 20,000 of your protein-coding genes and beyond.

See FAQ for more differences between exome and genome
See FAQ for more differences between exome and genome

2: Provide Saliva Sample

The process is simple: we send you a test kit with a prepaid return label. You spit into the vial, and send the sample off. We sequence the DNA and upload your data directly to your portal. Piece of cake.

See FAQ for more sequencing details.

3: Explore Your DNA

Kickstarter backers get 5 years of free updates and lifetime access to our portal, powered by the biggest genetic database on the planet. It will enable users to intuitively explore findings related to the variants in their genome—in essence, what makes them unique.  Some variants are beneficial, some aren't. With Knome you can distinguish the genes that harbor potential risks and connect with resources or professionals to help you take the next steps in personalized wellness. 

 

 

 

Your data is stored in our secure cloud database, and can be downloaded directly from Knome for external use as a VCF, BAM, or FastQ file. Once you've pinpointed your genes of interest, discover more about what that gene means for you, and optionally connect with professionals to strategize for the future.

Note: Though our sequencing and analysis does not claim to cure, treat, or prevent any illness or condition, knowing your genetic makeup will be an increasingly important asset in personalizing your health and wellness.

 

$1 – Your Name Immortalized on Our Wall

All contributors will be equally represented and remembered on a print we will frame at our office. And just to make sure you feel our appreciation, we'll send you a link and tag you in a snapshot of the picture on Facebook and Instagram.

(We take our walls seriously. Quick snippet about us: here in Provo we're known by our iconic building—it's the one with the pixelated Einstein on the side, and Jobs and Tesla around back.)

$22 – Custom Mutation Modern Print

For the artist in you, we've designed some typographic prints displaying the sequences for major gene mutations, and we think they're pretty cool. You can choose genetic traits or disorders with relevance to you (e.g. red hair, Down Syndrome, an adenoma, etc.) or pick from a list we provide. For the true art aficionado who also gets their genome sequenced, we can display a portion of your own DNA highlighting your key mutations (SNPs).

Print of DNA sequence for Down Syndrome
Print of DNA sequence for Down Syndrome

$30 – Custom Gene Sequence T-shirt

This is where your inner nerd can really come out. Backers will have the option to choose a trait from a "yuuge" list of genes, and put it on a shirt. For example: curly hair, dimples, freckles, the ability to roll your tongue, which can all at least somewhat be broken down into a sequence of A's,G's,T's, and C's. As an added bonus, anyone who already has their sequence or gets their sequence through this Kickstarter can pledge towards this reward and have a sequence from their very own DNA printed on a shirt.

Shirt with Sequence for Red Hair
Shirt with Sequence for Red Hair

Ultimate Customization – Pair Sequencing Rewards with the Print or T-shirt

Kickstarter only lets you choose one reward, but if you opt to add $22 for a print or $30 for a shirt on top of any tier that includes sequencing, we'll let you choose a favorite variant section of your own DNA! Talk about personalized.

About Us

We are determined to make genetic sequencing available and affordable for everyone, and to help you experience the revolution personalizing medicine, health, and wellness.

We're Tute Genomics, a start-up with a 4 year track record in cloud-based genetic software. At the risk of revealing our inner geek, "Tute" means "personal" in the Na'vi language of Avatar. 

Watch CEO Reid Robison discuss the role of your genetics in precision medicine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YckpizE0AJk

Credits

Video produced and directed by Ben Allred Photography | Edited by Jumping the Green Productions | Sound & Music by Ryan Shengren King

Risks and challenges

It should be made clear, once again, that we do not claim to cure, treat, or prevent any illness or condition as a part of this campaign. Our sole intent is to enable anyone who has considered the ethical dilemmas associated with getting your exome/genome sequenced to have access to that data and corresponding legitimate research. It is in our right to provide users with research based interpretations of any and all mutations identified with our software. All sequencing will be completed at CLIA certified laboratories. We've also taken care to ensure that our process does not involve what the FDA considers a 'medical device', avoiding the need of a premarket review.

Disclaimer to the Backer: Access to your genome is not a decision that anyone should take lightly, and remains an ethical debate. While we feel that access to the information related to your genetics should be freely available, we encourage you to have discretion and understand what kind of information may surface. Imagine, for example, that after getting your genome sequenced you discover that you have a particular mutation associated with a high risk of alzheimer's disease, or untreatable cancer. Though we offer no medical confirmation or advice regarding these mutations, that kind of information can make some feel helpless. Any inquiries related to your health should be directed toward a certified health professional who can help you understand and manage these risks.

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    Get on our Wall

    By donating $1+ we will immortalize your name (or pseudonym) in a genetics themed modern print hung on our office wall! (we'll get you a link to the pic)

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    DNA + Modern Art

    At $22 we'll design and send you an 11"x14" modern art print (unframed) with a mutation sequence of choice, ranging from cancers to a distaste for brussels sprouts.

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    Wear your Genes

    For $30+ we'll send you a custom genome T with the sequence for whichever of the 20k genes that strikes your fancy emblazoned on the front (red hair, thrill seeking, etc.)

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    • Genome T-Shirt (see body for details)
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    Software Access

    Already have your genome/exome sequenced? For $70 we'll give you lifetime access to our genome portal including 5 years of updates.

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    • Gene Portal – Lifetime access to reports & our gene database
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    Full Exome Sequencing

    EARLY BIRD: Not only will we sequence your exome and send the file without you ever having to leave the house (though for your own health we hope you do); we'll also give you full access to our genome portal and reports as explained above.
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    • Mouth swab – for sending your DNA sample
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    Full Genome Sequencing

    EARLY BIRD: Become one of the first people ever to have their entire genome sequenced for under $1000, and enjoy our full genetic analysis portal to boot. (PS. Once you sequence your genome, you'll never have to get sequenced again!)
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    Family Exome Sequencing (3 tests)

    EARLY BIRD: Sequence your family and as a bonus, isolate the inherited genes and traits that define your family line! Full access to our genome portal and reports will be available to all.
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    Family Genome Sequencing (3 tests)

    EARLY BIRD: Multiply your insights and sequence DNA across generations. 3 full genome tests and 3 lifetime accounts.
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    Multiply your insights and sequence DNA across generations. 3 full genome tests and 3 lifetime accounts.
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