Happy DNA Day (and Future of Medicine Day)!

Co-Founders Robin and Kate with Boston Mayor, Martin Walsh accepting the 'Future of Medicine Day' award.

Here at Orig3n, we’re focused on advancing the future of health for everyone. From our DNA tests to our research in regenerative medicine, we want to make the world a healthier place and empower people to use their genetic information to make more informed decisions in their daily lives. Join us as we explain how science and technology come together to create a revolution in personal care.


April is an exciting month for us here at Orig3n as we get to celebrate two holidays — DNA Day on April 25th and Future of Medicine Day on April 26th! While you’re probably familiar with what DNA is, you may be wondering what ‘DNA Day’ and ‘Future of Medicine Day’ are all about. Let us explain.


What is DNA Day?

Organized by the National Human Genome Research Institute, DNA Day is a worldwide celebration of the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, and the discovery of the double helix by James Watson, Francis Crick, and their colleagues in 1953.

In short: DNA Day is a tribute to the numerous scientific and genetic advances that have been made possible as a result of its discovery and is a day dedicated to passing this knowledge on to people around the world.


In addition to DNA Day, Orig3n also celebrates Future of Medicine Day.

Falling only one day after DNA Day, on April 26th, Future of Medicine Day was created in 2016 by Boston Mayor, Martin J. Walsh. The day is recognized in the city of Boston to acknowledge Orig3n’s leading research into regenerative medicine and our unique ability to make an impact on the health and well-being of people around the world.

“We’re honored to be considered a prominent member of Boston’s innovative community and to help contribute to the growing biotech and life sciences industry in this city and are excited for what the future of medicine holds not only for the citizens of Boston but for everyone worldwide.” — Robin Smith, CEO of Orig3n


Why DNA Day and The Future of Medicine Day Are Important to Us

DNA is crucial to the foundation and core of everything we do here at Orig3n.

Because of DNA, we’re able to create lifestyle DNA tests to provide you with direct access to your genetic information and empower you to take charge of your lifestyle.

More importantly, DNA has helped us to create the world’s largest cell bank, which we’re using to develop cell therapies and ultimately, one-day end trial-and-error medicine.

Boston Mayor, Martin Walsh giving blood to the Orig3n cell bank.
Boston Mayor, Martin Walsh giving blood to the Orig3n cell bank.

Thanks to the important discovery made in 1953, and the continued research and scientific advances since then, we have been able to work toward our core mission of personalizing the future of health — and every day, we’re one step closer.


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