By now, I should have a crystal clear picture of my ancestry.
23andMe and AncestryDNA have done a good job of confirming my Scandinavian origins.
So when I decided to try out National Geographic’s new “Geno 2.0 test,” I expected my results to be roughly the same.
National Geographic’s Genographic Project has been around since 2005, making it one of the earliest genetics test. A few months ago, it switched over to Helix’s next-generation sequencing platform for its “Geno 2.0” test.
What I got in my inbox looked nothing like I’d seen before.
A box containing my Genographic Project Geno 2.0 test arrived at my office in December 2016, and I couldn’t wait to check it out.
Inside the sleeve was a booklet and a box from Helix. A company spun out of sequencing giant Illumina, Helix is positioning itself as the app store for your DNA. Once I sent in my tube of spit containing my DNA, Helix could then apply that information to other tests down the line — not just the National Geographic one I was trying now.
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The box was unlike other DNA tests I’ve tried out. The combination of geometric shapes and bright boxes made it fun, and when I lifted up the pink box I found a helpful tip written underneath: ” Having trouble salivating? Think about lemons!”
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