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What will your DNA tell you?

Curious about your ancestors? Or what genetic conditions you might pass on to your kids? By sequencing your DNA, Helix helps you answer questions like these—and many, many more.

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Choose a product from the Helix Store, and we’ll send you a saliva collection kit so we can sequence your DNA.

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We use Next Generation Sequencing technology to read your DNA, and then store and protect the resulting data.

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We share only the relevant parts of your data with the partner of your choice so they can generate and deliver you insights.

Your privacy is our number one priority. We won’t share your data without your permission. We pledge to uphold the highest standards of bioethics and maintain rigorous policies and procedures to keep your data safe and secure.

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The history of DNA

In honor of National DNA Day, we’ve assembled a list of some landmark events in the history of DNA. These events fed into one another, ultimately bringing us to our modern day understanding of DNA and genetics.

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We’ve written about a lot of genes! Your favorite is…

Last year we debuted The Weekly Gene, a blog series that introduces a different human gene each week. Along the way, we’ve shared important facts, relevant research, and how these fascinating genes might be related to certain conditions and traits.

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