The first user-centric genetic data sharing platform

How it is now

Your data is accumulated by companies who sell it to third parties without your knowledge.

How it should be

You should have control of your own data and contribute to the research you want to be part of.

Act now

We put you in the drivers seat, and let you decide how your data is used.

Why use Heterogeneous?

Control your data and privacy

We will never share anything about you without your consent. You can choose to set automatic preferences for how your data is used, or ask to be notified directly for each request.

Get personalised reports and research updates

Learn more about genetics, access personalised reports tailored to your genetic profile, as well as direct feedback on the research you participate in.

Get paid to participate in research

Your genetic data is very valuable and companies are already buying and selling it. We think you should be a part of this process if you want to, and we help facilitate this transaction.

Share your knowledge and engage with researchers

Collectively, you have a say about what research goes ahead. We make it easy to share causes and support research that matters to you.

Ready in 4 steps

Sign up

Get started! All you need to log in is an email address.

Complete your profile

In 1-2 minutes, you can receive tailored content and free personalized reports.

Get involved

View ongoing studies and choose to participate.

Explore

Get cutting-edge science research customised for you!

What we believe in

Empowerment

Be part of a global effort to understand human health and longevity but dictate the terms. We operate a dynamic consent model – you have the final say on how your data is used.

Dynamism

You can update data in real time, request specific research projects and be part of a community in which your opinion matters.

Collaboration

We don’t take without giving back – you’ll receive personalised reports about the research that you participate in.

Security

You should not have to choose between progress and security. We encrypt your data and ask your permission before it is shared. We make it a point to be transparent about what we do and why we do it.

About us

CEO

Patrick Short

Mathematical genomics researcher studying the genetic causes of rare diseases at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and University of Cambridge.

COO

Charlotte Guzzo

Single-cell genomics researcher at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute with a focus on childhood cancer.

CTO

Will Jones

Computer scientist working on deep learning and genetics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge.

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