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1. What does DNA stand for?
- Deoxyribonucleic Acid
- Deoxygenated Nitrogen and Amino acids
- Derived Nature of Adam
- Dinosaurs Never Age
DNA stands for DeoxyriboNucleic Acid. Typically, you’ll see DNA represented as a series of four letters (A, C, T, and G) also known as “bases.” Learn about DNA and how it helps us give you insights about ancestry, health, and wellness here.
2. If you order three products from Helix, how many times will you need to submit a spit sample?
- Three times
- Six times
- More than Six
Once your sample arrives at our lab, we use Next Generation Sequencing technology to read your DNA, which unlocks up to 100 times more data than typical at-home DNA tests on the market today. We then store and protect your DNA data using the same secure technology as the best online banks and maintain rigorous security protocols to help keep your info safe. What’s the best part? Since Helix is designed to grow with advancements in science, you’ll be able to learn more and more about what your DNA has to say for years to come without submitting another sample. See how it works here.
3. What method of DNA analysis does Helix use to give you 100x more genetic data?
- Helical-weinberg regression model
The development of Exome+ was a massive technical achievement driven by the combined Helix and Illumina R&D teams. But while we’re proud of the technical achievement, the reason why we spent so much time designing Exome+ is even more important. In a nutshell, Exome+ is a revolutionary way to go both broader and deeper than most existing technologies. Helix cofounder Justin Kao explains more here.