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    Posted June 2, 2014 by

    DNA and Behaviour

    Geneva, SWITZERLAND—The team at Karmagenes is proud to announce that Sunday 11th of May 2014 marked the international launch of its crowd funding round which will last until the 9th of July 2014. To learn more and contribute visit the campaign page on Indiegogo.


    “What defines who we are” is the simple question that led the team to start the Karmagenes project. We all were given a definite genetic background at birth, but we have been then influenced by environmental factors such as our education, our family and our culture. All these form what we have ultimately become. "At Karmagenes, we focus exclusively on the role of the DNA" said Kyri Kokkoris, co-founder of Karmagenes. The Karmagenes genetic test links specific regions of DNA with corresponding behavioral characteristics. According to Kyri, "Karmagenes is an innovative way of bringing together science, social networking and personality tests".


    Getting to understand our genes better can help us make important decisions in life. Know how your own DNA, the one of your partner, of your parents, of your siblings, or your kids has played a role in their personality. With the Karmagenes test you will be able to understand how significant the DNA is, and also how much the environment and upbringing has changed our personalities!


    Privacy is also one very important aspect of the project. The Swiss data protection legislation applies, as stipulated in the Federal Act on Human Genetic Testing (HGTA) Art. 321bis and in several articles of the Federal Act on Data Protection, and therefore your privacy is guaranteed during the whole procedure and thereafter. Moreover, the genetic analysis is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025:2005 certified, in accordance to the provisions of the Ordinance on Data Protection Certification.


    The team at Karmagenes is an enthusiastic, international and multidisciplinary group of young scientists. It is composed of passionate people who have lived and worked in various countries. The team use Geneva, Switzerland as their basecamp with the aim to introduce science to the whole world in a simple, enjoyable and innovative way. The vision to bring science closer to people has started! To learn more visit the Karmagenes website.
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