5 reasons the Helix E-Gift Card makes the perfect last-minute gift

Okay, we’re officially down to the wire: the 25th is next week, and maybe you haven’t had a chance to get all of your gift shopping done yet. (There’s no judgment here—most of us haven’t...

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How much of the world has your DNA seen?

Perched atop the Sierra Nevada mountain range, one can see for miles in every direction. It’s quiet there; nothing much to hear except for the low rustle of wind as it whips over the dirt....

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How your family’s medical history can help you screen for cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. That may not be surprising as there’s a good chance you know someone affected by this condition. In the fight against cancer,...

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What if your DNA could make wine and cheese pairings even better?

Wine and cheese go together like… well, wine and cheese! They’re the perfect culinary complements to one another, whether it’s a pecorino matched with a chianti or an 8-month gouda alongside a pinot gris. Add...

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How DNA helps take your wellness goals to the next level

What does wellness mean to you? For many, wellness is a way of life. It’s that combination of diet and exercise habits which, together, help you feel your best. But often, life gets in the...

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Your genes, your privacy: Mayo Clinic GeneGuide™ and your DNA

Genetic information is highly personal; it’s an intrinsic part of each of us. It helps tell the story of who we are, and it stays with us for our entire lifetime. Therefore, it’s important to...

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How DNA affects our muscle composition (and maybe our workouts)

Exercise routines are generally not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. People are different, and they respond to workouts differently. Some people just seem to fatigue more quickly than others. There are many reasons this happens,...

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