The project started with Grady's exploration of PTSD on his DNA after his military service in Israelian K-9. Grady reflected on his transformation from a masculine soldier to an undefined creature, exploring its effect on his identity. Realizing that a clear terminology for the relationship between mental health and biological DNA does not yet exist, he formulated new terminology for the project – The Mental DNA (MDNA).

The Mental DNA (MDNA) is a person’s current state of identity.

In order to know their MDNA, a person does not need to inspect a sample of their body tissue, but instead answer three questions:

“What is I?”
Physical self Perception.

“Who am I?”
The connection of the self and the environment. 

“Why am I here?”
The definition of oneself’s purpose in life.