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5 ways Helix is seriously different from ordinary DNA tests

“You’re just like that other DNA test I’ve heard a lot about, right?” (Nope, we aren’t!)
“Helix tells you your ancestry, because that’s what DNA tests do.” (We can tell you your ancestry—but we can also do so much more.)
Here at Helix, we have a lot of fun chatting with friends and family about what we do, because we’re different. Granted, you probably hear companies say “we’re different” all the time. But seriously, we promise, we’re truly different—our approach to DNA learning is unlike anything else you’ve seen, heard of, or used in the past.
Here’s what you need to know:

1. We use more advanced technology.

Many companies you’ve heard of use microarrays to process your DNA. Microarrays are good for some things, but not others—in fact, microarrays don’t even “sequence” your DNA at all. Helix uses a more advanced process, which means we can offer more products and more types of insights than others. This technological difference is especially important with certain DNA products that are related to health.

2. We own and operate our own state-of-the-art lab.

We securely sequence and store your data right in our own lab in San Diego, because that allows us to closely monitor the entire process. Our lab is also CAP- and CLIA-certified, which means it’s held to the highest standards.

3. We don’t just offer ancestry testing or health testing.

Helix doesn’t just offer you one kind of test—we have a store for DNA products of all kinds. Instead of sending in your sample and getting one ancestry report, or one health report, you have a choice of reports from our trusted partners. Is ancestry important to you? We have great products from National Geographic and Insitome to choose from. What about fitness? We’ve got you covered. We can even offer you a tote bag that’s custom designed to your DNA sequence! Your DNA is yours—what you do with it, and what you learn from it, is entirely up to you.

4. It doesn’t matter how many DNA results you choose, you only have to get tested once.

Your DNA lasts a lifetime. Why shouldn’t your DNA test? If you want ancestry results today and inherited cholesterol insights a year from now, you can often do that without sending us another sample or waiting to get sequenced again. In fact, in many cases, you can get more results instantly.

5. Your privacy and security are at the heart of everything we do.

When you purchase DNA insights from a Helix partner product, we only share the parts of your DNA information that are necessary to deliver your results. And if you should ever want to delete your DNA sequence from Helix, you can.

Still not convinced that Helix is right for you? With so many products to choose from, we’re certain you’ll find something you love—and you’ll learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. (The reviews are in, and they’re looking good.)
So start your DNA journey with us today!