Yes, our research program is called the Helix DNA Discovery Project. This project’s goal is to advance the field of personal genomics, our understanding of DNA, and its impact on everyday life. We specifically aim to expand the scientific understanding in areas that have historically not seen as much attention—like preventative health, fitness, and nutrition.
New Helix users can choose to join the Helix DNA Discovery Project when they register their kits. Existing Helix users can opt-in to participate in the Research section of their Account Settings. Participants in the project will also be able to opt out at any time through the Research section of their Account Settings.
More information about participant choice, and about the project as a whole, can be found in our Research Consent here.
You can find our blog post announcing the launch of the Helix DNA Discovery Project here.