Where on Earth did
I come from?
Helix Ancestry will jumpstart your curiosity about your origins and give you six compelling details about you and your DNA.
The regional ancestry results you will get are broken down into 26 regions within eight high-level groups: East Asia, Europe, Indigenous America, Arctic, Oceania, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
In the mountains of Tibet, a unique genetic factor is hypothesized to give Tibetans an advantage for living at high altitudes. Find out if you have the altitude adaptation.
As you move north of the equator towards the arctic, the frequency of a unique genetic factor increases. It is hypothesized that it might be related to cold weather. Find out if you have the cold adaptation.
In Greenland, where they eat a diet high in fat, a genetic factor may help the Inuit metabolize all that fat. Find out if you have the diet adaptation.
While babies are born with the ability to digest lactose in milk, that ability is generally reduced after weaning. However, some populations have evolved the ability to digest lactose into adulthood.
Some humans who live in areas where malaria is common have adapted to avoid the disease. In sub-Saharan Africa, a specific genetic factor prevents one of the parasites that transmit malaria.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to get sequenced to use this product?
Yes. In order to use Helix Ancestry, you must be sequenced by Helix. And, once you’ve been sequenced by Helix, you can purchase more DNA-powered products from a variety of categories like health and wellness—all without having to get sequenced again.
Do I have to create an account with Helix to use this product?
Yes, you need a Helix account to use this product and view your results. You may view your results through Helix account in a web browser.
How do I view my results?
Helix will let you know when your DNA sample is sequenced. Once your DNA is sequenced, your results will be ready in your Helix account. To view your results, simply log into your Helix account and navigate to the “My Results” tab.
Who analyzes my DNA information?
For MyTraits: ANCESTRY: Helix analyzes your DNA information.
How detailed are the ancestry results in Helix Ancestry?
This product analyzes your ancestry in terms of 26 regional ancestry groups. Your ancestry will be broken down as a percentage of regions in the following areas: East Asia, Europe, Arctic, Oceana, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Indigenous America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. You will not receive detailed regional ancestry results as part of this product.
How do I learn more about how Helix uses my information for Helix Ancestry?