How painful is a DNA test, anyway?
In our DNA Myths video series, Helix scientists take on common misconceptions about genetics
A DNA test isn’t painful at all. No needles, no blood!
Believe it or not, all it takes to get your DNA sequenced with Helix is our DNA kit—which you can get by shopping products in the Helix Store—and a little saliva. (Certain partner products in our marketplace require additional samples like blood in order to perform supplemental tests, but the actual DNA sequencing just needs saliva.)
That’s right: our scientists are back with the latest episodes of DNA Myths, and they’re here to set the record straight. Ready to learn a thing or two about what makes DNA so cool? Scroll down for a peek at our latest episodes. To learn more about how your genetics can influence your health and the expression of certain diseases and conditions, check out the health products in the Helix Store.
MYTH: We’re stuck with whatever DNA forces us to be
MYTH: Getting a DNA test requires a blood sample