Do you know what a genetic counselor is?

Today is Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, which was founded by the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) and debuted last year. “Awareness” is the key word here, because many people aren’t familiar with who genetic...

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Setting high standards for the privacy of our customers

Thanks to the tireless work of researchers and clinicians, the field of personal genomics is rapidly expanding. More than ever, people are interested in learning what their DNA can tell them. Consumers have a growing...

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You got the gift of Helix for the holidays. What’s next?

To the many people who received our DNA kits as gifts over the holidays, first of all, welcome! We’re delighted to have you with us, and we look forward to helping you seamlessly explore your...

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Your guide to Helix policies

If you’ve created any account online, you’ve likely seen this phrase: “I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.” But despite the fact that policies like these cover just about anything we do...

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DNA Technologies 101: Genotyping vs. Sequencing, and What They Mean For You

What you may not realize is there are many ways to decode DNA, and not all are created equal.

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Genetic Counseling: From Understanding to Action

Genetic counselors can be a powerful resource to help you understand your options, your results, and maybe even how you feel about them. Genetic counselors have a shared experience, an inside joke that comes with...

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