Your DNA adventure starts now
DNA discovery is about learning who you are. With Geno 2.0, you'll discover the migration paths your ancient ancestors followed, and learn the details of your ancestral makeup.
How it works
Getting started with Helix
Register your DNA collection kit and provide a small saliva sample.
Just ship off your sample in the pre-paid shipping box and stay tuned for your results.
Now that you have your sequence, you can shop all the products in the Helix store without submitting another sample.
The Helix DNA kit
To capture the information stored in your DNA so it can be used for this product, we need to collect a small, one-time saliva sample from you. This kit has everything you need to provide that sample from the comfort of your own home, and you’ll never have to provide another.
A unique Kit ID you’ll use to register your kit
Saliva collection tube, cap, and printed instructions
A small bag and prepaid box to send your saliva sample to our lab
The only DNA test you’ll ever need
We’ll send you a Helix DNA kit for you to provide a small saliva sample. We’ll sequence your DNA–and you’ll be able to use it to learn, again and again.
Your gateway to discovery
Begin your DNA learning journey with Geno 2.0 by National Geographic, a simple mobile app and website showcasing your ancestral origins.
Get lifetime secure storage
We securely store and protect your DNA information so that you can use it for different tests, apps, and products, worry-free.
Keep learning with 35+ more products
From health tests to just-for-fun discoveries, shop a variety of products on the Helix Store to continue learning from your DNA whenever you like.
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What you'll learn:
• A breakdown of your regional ancestry
• Where your ancestors lived and migrated
• How similar you are to Neanderthals
• Which historical geniuses you may be related to