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Knome, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Biotechnology
Founded 2007
Founder(s) George Church, Jorge Conde, and Sundar Subramaniam
Headquarters Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Products Genome sequence analysis
Services Genome analysis and sequencing

Knome (pronounced /ˈnoʊm/) is a human genome interpretation company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The company was founded in 2007 by Harvard University geneticist George Church and others. It was reportedly the first company to comprehensively sequence and analyze the genome of a private consumer.[1] The company later worked with Harvard historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to analyze the whole genome sequences of Gates and his father, as part of Gates's 2010 PBS documentary Faces of America.[2]

The company left the DTC market in 2010 and now focuses on genome interpretation for academic researchers, pharmaceutical companies and medical institutions.[3]


  1. Hamon A. Gene map becomes a luxury item. New York Times, 4 March 2008.
  2. Press release. Knome featured in new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. PRNewswire, 1 February 2010.
  3. Allison M. Direct-to-consumer genomics reinvents itself. Nature Biotechnology 2012;30:1027-1029. (subscription)

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