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About the database

The HelixMTdb database reflects aggregated and de-identified mitochondrial DNA variants observed in individuals sequenced at Helix. These individuals have not been sequenced based on the presence or absence of any medical phenotype (i.e. there are no inclusion or exclusion criteria in the registration process based on any medical phenotype).

Citing the HelixMTdb

If you use the HelixMTdb in your research, we ask that you cite it's use and include a link to this page.

Example: Data sourced from Helix's mitochondrial variant database, HelixMTdb. Accessed at Helix.com/MITO on [date].

Chart previewing data from Helixmtdb showing prevalence of variants

Research using HelixMTdb

Selective constraints and pathogenicity of mitochondrial DNA variants inferred from a novel database of 196,554 unrelated individuals, Bolze* and Mendez* et. al., BioRxiv, October 8, 2019.

Preprint here

More from the Helix research team

We have many varied projects that are ongoing. You can learn more from our publications, posters, white papers, and more.

Listen to this brief talk from Helix scientist Alexandre Bolze to learn about the HelixMtDb and how it might be used.

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