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Our Story

gMENDEL WAS INSPIRED BY THE PERSONAL STORIES OF THE TWO FOUNDERS, CHRIS AND ZORAN.

In 2016, Chris’s 4-year-old daughter, Ilma, was diagnosed with selective mutism. The diagnosis forced Chris and his family to slow down and reflect on what was important in life. It was then when Chris decided to take a 10-month parental leave to give his daughter the time and attention she needed to thrive. With the strong support of her family, Ilma made tremendous progress and is now taking part in all learning and social activities at her school.

Some years ago, Zoran received the news that his childhood friend suffered from a rare cancer type. The exact diagnosis was only possible after DNA sequencing. While going through the complicated journey of healthcare, Zoran realized that although DNA sequencing had been a long-available technology, it was only accessible to few, due to its high cost.

Their ambition to involve DNA sequencing in routine clinical practice, led Chris and Zoran to the foundation of gMendel® in 2020.

They committed to developing a smart technology that could provide early, accurate and affordable diagnosis of genetic disorders to all heroes out there living with rare diseases.

At gMendel® we think big, start small and act now.

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Genetic Disorders​

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A genetic disorder is a disease caused in whole or in part by a change in the DNA sequence away from the normal sequence.

Genetic disorders can be caused by a mutation in one gene, by mutations in multiple genes, by a combination of gene mutations and environmental factors, or by damage to chromosomes, the structures that carry genes.

Spotlight Stories​

Meet Chloe Meet Chloe Diagnosed with MLD at 2 years old Chloe was diagnosed with MLD when she was just over 2 years old. Despite stem cell transplantation, Chloe passed away after complications of the transplant and acceleration of the genetic mutation. gmendel-image-circle Meet Nico Meet Nico Suffered from seizures as from 8 days old Nico suffered from multiple seizures as early as on the 8th day of his life. Doctors were able to identify the genetic disorder based on machine learning algorithms. gmendel-image-circle Meet Benjamin Meet Benjamin Diagnosed with Klinefelter disease at 25 Benjamin was diagnosed with Klinefelter disease at 25. After struggling emotionally for years, today he is on testosterone treatment and is happily married to a wonderful woman. gmendel-image-circle Meet Tom Meet Tom Diagnosed with MDP syndrome at 23 Tom Staniford, age 31, was diagnosed with MDP syndrome at 23, a disease that was not recognized until 2013. Tom aspires that one day he will be judged for his abilities, not his disabilities. gmendel-image-circle Meet Nina Meet Nina Diagnosed with Down syndrome Nina was born with Down syndrome. With unconditional love and support by her parents, today, Nina has grown into an inspirational woman and is currently training teachers how to deal with children with disabilities. gmendel-image-circle Meet Natalia Meet Natalia Diagnosed with Down syndrome prenatally Natalia was born with Down syndrome. Her mother shares her story and the message that living with genetic disorders teaches you the power of love that overcomes any complexity and makes you stronger. gmendel-image-circle Meet Anestis & Dimitris Meet Anestis & Dimitris Lived with Klinefelter syndrome Anestis and Dimitris were two brothers who had Klinefelter syndrome. As they were never diagnosed, they had to endure the prejudice of their neighbours in a small village, nearly 40 years ago. gmendel-image-circle

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