This DNA Day, understand your food sensitivities better

With summer season fast approaching, it’s time to feel your best. We here at Helix are about a holistic life of self-care; now is a great time to re-commit to taking care of yourself, learn...

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Almost 70 years after Watson and Crick, what have we learned about humans and DNA?

66 years ago today, you might have picked up a copy of the scientific journal Nature and flipped to page 737. If you had, you’d be staring at some freshly minted history and, for most...

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Here’s how Helix recycles (and how you can help!)

For nearly 50 years, Earth Day has been a worldwide celebration of the pale blue dot that we all call home. It’s a promise to love and protect our planet, because it’s the only one...

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We’ve analyzed over 1,000 more phenotypes using the UK Biobank’s latest data

Two weeks ago, we were the first research group to post our analysis results of the newly released UK Biobank exome sequence data on 50,000 individuals. We have now added to our list of phenotypes...

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Helix Engineering: Making dependency management suck less

Dependency management is one of the worst things a software engineer has to deal with as they go about their day converting dreams to bits. Decades of real-life experience across countless languages and operating systems...

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What is an “actionable” health insight?

As genetic testing becomes commonplace both at home and in the doctor’s office, you’re likely to hear some new terms that may be unfamiliar to you. You might also hear some familiar terms in entirely...

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Researchers have access to new data on thousands of exomes. Here’s what we found.

Click here to see an interactive, searchable interface for the results described below. At Helix, we believe that the best genetic insights come from deep dives into a person’s DNA. That’s why we’ve designed and...

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