Years ago on New York’s WNEW-TV, the 10 O’Clock News began with this ominous question: “It’s 10 PM. Do you know where your children are?”
This followed a period of urban unrest when the streets were not safe at night for kids to be out.
Today it should be: “Do you know where your DNA is?” It may not be safe for your DNA to be out.
The company is deploying a breakthrough strategy in blockchain technology called TimiDNA. It will empower you to secure and control how such profoundly personal data as your DNA fingerprint is used and by whom.
“It’s going to be a shocker to many people when they learn the genetic testing they’ve done, or even lab results from biopsies are widely shared with third parties without their knowledge,” said Will Lowe, founder of TimiCoin/TimiHealth.
This data should in fact be owned by the very person from whom the DNA was harvested—YOU!
Yes, Lowe’s a client of my PR firm, TransMedia Group, but I’m not just blogging to please a client.
I want you to know that TimiDNA’s technology is designed to enable those who already have DNA results through another source can access easy-to-use tools within TimiPatient to download and securely store those results.
Also, those who have never taken a DNA test can take control over their own DNA data through TimiDNA services, which provides you with a simple swab test kit so your DNA information can be collected and securely stored.
Here’s the important data point: once an individual’s data is in the TimiPatient app, he or she will own it, control it, and have the ability to use it as an asset which can be monetized.
That’s right. You can sell that essence of yourself and make money while supporting worthwhile causes.
TimiDNA offers a superior option to using any of today’s current genetic testing services that have proliferated in the marketplace and that monetize your data without your knowledge and without compensating you.
Now you’ll not only know where you DNA is at any time of day or night, but you can decide who sees it, and more importantly, who uses your DNA and for what purpose. Now you can license your results for research while retaining rights to it.
Given that DNA testing will only become progressively more ubiquitous in healthcare, it’s going to become more important that you can answer this question 24/7:
Do you know where your DNA is?.