BlockChain News

DNAtix And Biologix are launching a Pilot in Nigeria Aiming to Offer Advance Genetic Services

Sportsfix ICO

Digital DNAtix Ltd., the blockchain genetics company, and Biologix, a molecular research support service provider company, have announced their intention to launch a pilot for blockchain based full genome sequencing. Biologix will use DNAtix genetic wallet to provide users with access to secure and anonymous full genome sequencing and delivering advanced genetic services.

Biologix has been operating in Nigeria for the last 10 years, providing support for molecular research laboratories and empowering local scientists/technologists through training and capacity building in molecular biology techniques. DNAtix considers this a step further in growing the global genetic ecosystem that will enable users to share and explore their genetic makeup in utterly new ways while maintaining full control of their data. The genetics ecosystem that DNAtix is developing will link users that are seeking genetically-tailored health and lifestyle solutions with products and services providers that fit their needs and will also enable users to participate in research and be rewarded.

“We believe that the genetic ecosystem which is based on decentralized blockchain technologies will grant users the ability to regain control of their genetic information and self-manage it”. said Ofer A. Lidsky, CEO of DNAtix. “Users should be able to decide what to do with their most private information which is their genetic make-up and if interested to monetize it and be rewarded for sharing it,” Ofer added.

“We think that in order to create a diversified and global genetic ecosystem we should enable users from different parts of the globe to access advanced genetic services which are blockchain based”. Said Galit Raiman COO and VP Marketing at DNAtix. “With a first pilot being launched in India and a second one in Nigeria and in the near future in Israel and the US, DNAtix is building the infrastructure for the genetic ecosystem” Galit added.

As of today, there are few medical geneticists and genetic counselors working in Nigeria. Most patients with genetic disorders are seen by pediatricians and some by specialists. Facilities for molecular diagnosis (including prenatal diagnosis) are suboptimal and are not widely available throughout the country (1). Biologix and DNAtix believe that as prices for genome sequencing (Exome or full genome) are dropping providing access to digital genetic services in Nigeria is now getting closer. Participants in the pilot will use DNAtix blockchain based services for highly secured and anonymous genetic service.

“Direct-to-consumer genetic tests have truly come to stay. The secure and private DNAtix platform driven by blockchain will further increase global access towards precise and personalized medicine’’ Said Dr. Voke Toye the Founder and Chief Executive of Biologix Support Services Ltd, Lagos Nigeria.

Wieke Beenen
  • DNAtix And Biologix are launching a Pilot in Nigeria Aiming to Offer Advance Genetic Services – October 12, 2018
  • Everest, and 1000 Alternatives, announce new partnership to accelerate blockchain innovation – October 11, 2018
  • Hedge fund manager to disrupt traditional venture capital model with decentralized blockchain ecosystem – October 10, 2018
  • First Non-Custodial, Community Owned Crypto Exchange launched by Trinkler Software – October 10, 2018
  • Growing Popularity of Cryptos, Drives Surge in Next-Gen Financial Solutions – October 10, 2018
  • Newly-designed ‘DECENT Wallet’ Stores Custom Tokens – October 10, 2018
  • Belfius launches a mobility platform using blockchain technology for school children in Belgian Towns – October 9, 2018
  • Medicalchain announced first global use of cryptocurrency to access healthcare services and store health data securely through blockchain – October 8, 2018
  • Cannabis Accelerator Grow Tech Labs Partners with Launch Academy, Western Canada’s Leading Incubator – October 4, 2018
  • The blockchain in Manufacturing Market expected to see heavy Growth due to Simplified Business Processes – October 4, 2018
  • New Pet Tracker with NFC Digital ID System is launched by GTX – October 4, 2018
  • Namibia investigating use of Blockchain for money remittance, investments and cross-border trading – October 4, 2018
  • Bidooh launches ICO pre-sale with its revolutionary digital billboard platform – October 2, 2018
  • Latest edition of Synacor’s global, Smart Contracts launched Showcasing Zimbra X Powered by EOSIO at Blockchain Live – October 2, 2018
  • First brand to go live on FunFair’s blockchain casino platform is CasinoFair – September 26, 2018
  • Open Beta Launched by CoinMetro Exchange – September 26, 2018
  • A BRITISH ‘crypto-bike’ firm is launching cryptocurrency classes to help riders take advantage of the blockchain – September 25, 2018
  • Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic in India Combated with use of Blockchain – September 25, 2018
  • Asset Holders Reassured by NEM After Zaif Exchange Security Incident – September 25, 2018
  • Pre-registration starts for Mossland’s Virtual Property Auction Game – September 20, 2018

View All Articles

Related posts

Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic in India Combated with use of Blockchain


Freelance Writer – Blockchain News


Grand Finale Week of’s EOS Global Hackathon Kicks Off in Cape Town, set to award US$500,000 to winning team