How It Works

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Tapestry Study

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Getting started

When you’re ready to Get Started, you’ll be prompted to create a Helix account which you’ll later use to access your results. (You may want to record your login information somewhere safe to ensure that you can access your results in the future). You’ll also be asked to register your kit—this helps us know its your sample when it arrives at our lab. The last step is to fill the saliva collection tube and ship it back to us in the provided packaging.

What happens next?

Each person who submits a sample to the Tapestry research study will have their DNA sequenced in our clinical laboratory. In return, participants will receive several insights which are described below.

MyTraits

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MyTraits

Your DNA influences many aspects of your life in ways that are both big and small. These insights have been hand picked to help you learn about your DNA and the many ways it may be affecting your life—18 traits in total ranging from your sleep and caffeine habits to your height and eye color.

MyTraits Ancestry

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MyTraits Ancestry

This set of insights will help you learn about your ancestry—including where your ancient relatives likely lived among 26 possible regions around the world and how their DNA may affect you today. While your genetic ancestry does not determine your culture, learning about where your ancestors lived can be a gateway into learning about the many different cultures in our world.

MyHealth Step One

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MyHealth Step One

This group of insights will help you learn about your odds of developing three different genetic conditions: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome, Lynch Syndrome, and Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Knowing whether your DNA predisposes you to these conditions can be extremely valuable by helping you and your physician take steps that may lessen the diseases impact; in some cases, you may even be able to prevent the disease altogether. Here, knowledge truly is power.

Who is Helix?

We are a population genomics company who specializes in DNA sequencing, data interpretation, and in building DNA powered experiences. Mayo Clinic has collaborated with us to help power the Tapestry study.

 

By leveraging our world-class lab and high-quality DNA sequencing technology, we are able to provide you with insights about how your DNA impacts your overall wellbeing and what you can do about it. We also securely store and protect your DNA information so that, as science evolves, you are able to easily access your DNA sequence and continuously benefit from a lifetime of DNA insights.

What to Expect

How long will this process take? Not long at all. After you've submitted you sample, we'll sequence your DNA in our state-of-the-art lab located in San Diego, California. Shortly after, your DNA sequence will be analyzed and your results will follow. Here's what to expect:

Registering

Getting your results