Who was the human Mew?

If you’re getting back into Pokémon Go thanks to the new game announcements, you’re probably hot on the trail of the Mythical Pokémon known as Mew. The game’s new Special Research feature lets you track...

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IRBs help make research ethical. But what is an IRB?

Last month, we were proud to announce the launch of our research initiative, the Helix DNA Discovery Project, which aims to expand our knowledge of genetics and how it relates to everyday life. This initiative...

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Why bioethics matters to us—and why it should matter to you

Genetic tests and products can tell you a lot about yourself. With them, you can see how your ancestry (as recorded in your DNA) differs from that of your siblings. You can use them to...

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12 questions you might get from family about your genetic results

It’s the holiday season, and for many people, that means spending a lot of quality time with family—and getting a few interesting questions! If you’ve recently gotten a product in the Helix Store, those questions...

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Bioethics, industry, and diversity: Reflections on SACNAS 2017

I recently attended the National Diversity in STEM Conference, an annual event hosted by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). This amazing conference brings together thousands of Latinx and...

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What do we inherit from our parents—especially if they’re not human?

For some of us at Helix, our weekend plans consist of just one thing: Season 4 of Netflix and Dreamworks’ Voltron: Legendary Defender, out today.

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