Helix (genomics company)

Helix
Helix is an American population genomics company.wikipedia
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Genographic Project

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In 2016, Helix partnered with the National Geographic Society to sequence DNA for the Genographic Project.
In 2016, the project began utilizing cutting-edge Helix DNA sequencing for Geno 2.0 Next Generation, the current phase of the Genographic Project.

San Carlos, California

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Companies based in San Carlos include Check Point, Kelly-Moore Paints, MarkLogic, Helix, and Natera.

Genetic testing

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Helix is an American population genomics company.

DNA sequencing

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Helix handles sample collection, DNA sequencing, and secure data storage and partners develop on-demand products. Helix uses NGS to sequence a proprietary assay called Exome+, a version of Exome sequencing the company claims to provide 100 times more data than was previously available.

National Geographic Society

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In 2016, Helix partnered with the National Geographic Society to sequence DNA for the Genographic Project.

Desert Research Institute

In 2018, Helix partnered with the Desert Research Institute and Renown Institute of Health Innovation in support of the Healthy Nevada project, which offers free access to genomic sequencing to 40,000 residents of northern Nevada for health research.

Renown Regional Medical Center

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In 2018, Helix partnered with the Desert Research Institute and Renown Institute of Health Innovation in support of the Healthy Nevada project, which offers free access to genomic sequencing to 40,000 residents of northern Nevada for health research.

Exome sequencing

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Helix uses NGS to sequence a proprietary assay called Exome+, a version of Exome sequencing the company claims to provide 100 times more data than was previously available.

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

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All samples are processed in Helix’s CLIA- and CAP-accredited sequencing lab powered by Illumina NGS technology, using the Exome+ assay.

College of American Pathologists

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All samples are processed in Helix’s CLIA- and CAP-accredited sequencing lab powered by Illumina NGS technology, using the Exome+ assay.

Illumina, Inc.

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All samples are processed in Helix’s CLIA- and CAP-accredited sequencing lab powered by Illumina NGS technology, using the Exome+ assay.

EverlyWell (company)

This same year EverlyWell also partnered with Helix to provide DNA testing in conjunction with some of their tests.

Family Tree DNA

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Geno 2.0 samples for both public and scientific study were run at the Genomics Research Center in Houston, Texas (operated by FamilyTreeDNA's parent company, Gene by Gene, Ltd.) until 2016, when Geno 2.0 began utilizing Helix for DNA sequencing.

Renown Health

In starting its second phase, the HNP partnered with personal genomics company Helix in order to gather exome sequencing data—greatly increasing the amount of genetic data collected.