Helix is a personal genomics company with a simple but powerful mission: to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. They have created the first marketplace for DNA-powered products, developed by carefully selected partners. Helix’s world-class lab uses the most advanced technology to read your DNA, unlocking significantly more data than many other DNA products on the market today. Helix handles sample collection, DNA sequencing, and secure data storage so that its partners can integrate DNA insights into products across a range of categories, including ancestry, entertainment, family, fitness, health, and nutrition. From profound insights to just-for-fun discoveries, Helix is here to help people live a fuller life. Our partner is the Renown Institute for Health Innovation (Renown IHI), a collaboration between Renown Health – a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California; and the Desert Research Institute – a recognized world leader in investigating the effects of natural and human-induced environmental change and advancing technologies aimed at assessing a changing planet.
Renown IHI research teams are focused on integrating personal healthcare and environmental data with socioeconomic determinants to help Nevada address some of its most complex environmental health problems; while simultaneously expanding the state’s access to leading-edge clinical trials and fostering new connections with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.