Helix uses Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology and a proprietary approach called Exome+™. With NGS, Helix reads every letter of all 22,000 protein-coding genes in your body, as well as other regions of DNA that are considered important, which produces 100 times more data than most consumer genetics companies. By capturing this additional information, Helix can offer more products with deeper insights, and continue to work with partners to bring you new products as scientists discover more about the genome. Because Helix captures all of your data upfront, you will be able to explore and purchase new products without having to submit another saliva sample and waiting months before you can unlock further DNA insights. For more information on Helix’s technology, please read our white paper.