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Our new understanding of genetics impacts your health and disease risk.


What we believe

Knowledge is power

People should understand their genetics in a way that empowers them to protect their health.

We must do better

We can do better in the fight against cancer, and other devastating diseases, by applying our new understanding of genetics and working directly with patients to find meaningful answers.

Together, we are strong

We have fostered a community of people with our new genetic variants where they can share their experience, strength and strategies.

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Tina Kelly and her family
Tina Kelly

MiraKind Lead Ambassador

“As much as I wanted to know, I really didn’t expect to have this marker. I soon realized that having this information was a good thing for my family and me. In fact, for the first time since my diagnosis I felt more powerful than my cancer.

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The first example of this unique type of inherited genetic variant — the KRAS-Variant

In 2006, our founder Joanne Weidhaas, MD, PhD, co-discovered an inherited genetic variant called the KRAS-variant 1. This was a paradigm shifting discovery, as this type of inherited variant appears to be impacted by lifestyle choices.

Although people with the inherited KRAS-variant have increased risk of certain types of cancers, that risk can be reduced by maintaining estrogen levels 1-7. This means by understanding their genetics, women can be especially empowered to personalize their health.

Learn more about the KRAS-variant ➝

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genetics + your risk of disease

Learn why your personal genetics matter to your health and disease risk.

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Any discussion of medical management options on this website is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute a medical recommendation. All medical management decisions should be made based on consultation between each patient and his or her healthcare professional.

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