Geno 2.0 Helix DNA Ancestry Kits $79.95 When You Buy 2 or more (US Kits Only)! Buy Now  
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    Regional Ancestry Makeup

    A breakdown of your regional
    ancestry by percentage, going as
    far back as 200,000 years

    Deep Ancestry Report

    A rich report that reveals the
    anthropological story of your
    ancestors—where they lived and
    how they migrated.

    Your Hominin Ancestry

    When our ancestors first migrated
    out of Africa around 60,000 years
    ago, they met other homimin
    species and interbred.

    NEW: Geno 2.0 App with Sharable Features

    Gain a unique view of your DNA results with our
    new iOS app for phones and tablets. Easily share
    a custom video of your ancestral journey and a
    Neanderthal selfie with friends and family!

    Historical Genius Matches

    Geno 2.0 Next Gen with Helix now includes Historical Genius
    Matches. Through analysis of your mitochondrial or Y-
    chromosome DNA, we tell you which famous "geniuses" you
    could be related to.

    3 simple steps.


    the kit

    The Geno 2.0 Helix kit has
    everything you need to get your
    DNA sequenced, including
    registration instructions, and a pre-
    addressed, pre-paid return mailer.

    a saliva

    Register your kit at,
    provide a saliva sample, and
    drop it in the mail.

    Access your

    Once your DNA is sequenced,
    we'll send you an email with a
    link to view your results.
    Results may take 6-12 weeks.
  • Testimonials

    "Strange as it sounds, clicking through the paths that my ancient ancestors took out of
    Africa and across the world made me feel a connection to them acorss time.And, it turns
    out, my maternal line is a pretty rare Taino one! So I also get to enjoy being pretty unique."
    BEN K

    "I Have tried 23andMe and AncestryDNA and found the National
    Geographic experience with Helix to be the best."
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Will the Genographic Project conduct health-related
      analysis on my DNA sample?
    • How does Helix provide my DNA information to
      National Geographic? Is my information shared with
      anyone else?
    • How do I view my results?
    • How accurate are my results?
    • What is the Geno 2.0 App?
    • Delivery
    • Returns
    • Replacement Policy For Helix Kits
    • Already been sequenced by Helix?
    • About Helix
    Will the Genographic Project conduct health-
    related analysis on my DNA sample?
    No. the Genographic Project will not conduct any health-related tests on the DNA samples provided by participants. The DNA analysis conducted by National Geographic is intended to determine what migratory routes your deep ancestors followed, on which branch of the human family tree you belong, and what your regional denetic affiliations are. The markers analyzed to generate these results do not have any current known health-related association.
    How does Helix provide my DNA information to National Geographic? Is my information shared with anyone else?
    Your DNA information is stored securely by Helix. When sequencing is complete, Helix only sends the relevant DNA information needed by National Geographic to generate your deep ancestral and regional reports. We do not share your DNA information with anyone without your permission. We always maintain the highest standards when it comes to the security and privacy of your DNA information.
    How do I view my results?
    National Geographic will send you an email when your results are ready to be viewed on You can also log in at any time to view the status.
    How accurate are my results?
    "Your DNA is sequenced using our Exome+ technology. We provide National Geographic with more than 200,000 markers from your autosomal chromosomes, the Y-chromosome, and mitochondrial DNA. The results of your sequence are then compared to each of 60 geographic and ethnic populations to calculate which two of these populations were most similar to you in terms of the genetic markers you carry.

    In addition to state-of-the-art technology, Geno 2.0 Next Generation leverages what was learned from the first two phases of the Genographic Project to give customers an even richer and clearer picture of their genetic makeup and ancestry."
    What is the Geno 2.0 App?
    The Geno 2.0 app allows you to view your regional, deep and hominin ancestry results in a new and compelling way, starting with your own customized video and a Neanderthal selfie that you can share on Facebook with your family and friends.

    The app is available to U.S. customers only, and is available only for use on Apple iPhones and iPads. It can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. You will need your Helix account information to log in and access your results.
    "Geno 2.0 Helix Kit has $9.95 Shipping & Handling (S&H) per kit for delivery within the United States. A maximum of 20 US kits can be bought at a time.

    The Geno Next Generation Helix Kit is not available outside the 50 United States or District of Columbia."
    Due to the cost of the DNA analysis, once the kit has been opened, we cannot accept returns or administer refunds. If the purchase is for your first DNA Product, you may request a refund within 30 days of purchase as long as you have not yet received and registered your DNA Collection Kit. This refund will deduct shipping and handling fees and a $25 cancellation fee. You can request a refund by calling National Geographic Store Customer Service at 1-888-557-4450 and providing your order confirmation number. Once you have received and registered your DNA Collection Kit, your purchase can no longer be refunded.

    If the purchase is not for your first DNA Product, it is not subject to any refund. This policy is due to the informational nature of many DNA Products.
    Replacement Policy For Helix Kits
    "You must return a saliva sample no more than 12 months after you place an order for your first DNA Product and DNA Collection Kit. Doing so will help to assure the quality and accuracy of your Genetic Information. Helix will not accept or process a DNA Collection Kit received more than 12 months after the order date. If you have a Helix Spit DNA Collection Kit (sales began November 21, 2016) that is more than 12 months past its order date, you may contact Helix Customer Care at to request a replacement kit for a $25 replacement fee. Please note that DNA kits sold before this date can not be exchanged.

    If Helix receives your DNA Collection Kit more than 12 months after the kit was ordered, they will give you the option to receive a replacement kit for a $25 replacement fee and shipping and handling fees. If your DNA Collection Kit is lost or damaged, please contact Helix Customer Care for help with replacing your kit. Depending on the circumstances, a fee may apply."
    Already been sequenced by Helix?
    Good news: you don't need to provide another saliva sample. Buy Geno 2.0 Next Generation without a kit on today. This will be a digital product only.
    About Helix
    Helix empowers everyone to explore what makes them unique—their DNA.

    From health and wellness insights, to family planning and ancestry information, Helix's growing list of partners can tap into your genetic profile to provide relevant insights for today, tomorrow and years to come.

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