Renown Institute for Health Innovation (Renown IHI) is 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.
Utilizing Helix’s proprietary Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology and a uniquely personalized suite of DNA-powered products, research teams at Renown IHI will offer an additional 40,000 Nevadans the opportunity to have their DNA sequenced and participate in phase two of the study.
Who is Helix?
Helix is a personal genomics company with a simple but powerful mission: to empower every person to improve their life through DNA. Helix has created the first marketplace for DNA-powered products where people can explore diverse and uniquely personalized products. Helix handles sample collection, DNA sequencing, and secure data storage so that our partners can integrate DNA insights into products across a range of categories, including ancestry, health, wellness, and entertainment. From profound insights to just-for-fun discoveries, Helix helps people live a fuller life. Learn more at www.helix.com.