Heterogeneous connects individuals directly to researchers. Learn more about your genetics and participate in cutting edge research. You own all of your data. Thanks to the falling price of DNA sequencing technology, we’ve sequenced about five million human genomes globally. But very little of this data is joined-up. “It’s all incredibly siloed,” says Patrick Short co-founder of Heterogeneous, a startup that pools genome sequences and lets people own their genetic data. Short is building the back-end for what he calls a “monolithic mountain” of genome data, owned by the individuals and open for researchers to use in their own studies. “We give individuals full control of their data and we allow multiple people to plug in,” he says.