Get Started on Your Journey

Step One:

Schedule your testing appointment at a Healthy Nevada

Project testing location in your community.

Step Two:

We’ve partnered with Helix to perform Next Generation
Sequencing of your DNA. Please click the button on the right to
create a Helix account prior to your appointment, and have your
login ID and password memorized or written down for your visit.

Step Three:

Go to your testing appointment and complete your Helix DNA kit. Remember to bring your login information. Please also remember to refrain from eating or drinking at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment. This includes water, chewing gum, mints, smoking, chewing tobacco, and brushing your teeth.

What Happens Next?

Over the next six to ten weeks, you will receive informational emails from Helix as your DNA is sequenced. By participating in the Healthy Nevada Project, you will receive Geno 2.0 by National Geographic at no cost. Once your sequencing is complete, Helix will send you a promo code to redeem for Geno 2.0. Geno 2.0 provides you with the exciting opportunity to learn the details of your ancestral makeup, find out if you are part Neanderthal, and even share a custom video of your ancestral journey with friends and family!

Additionally, if you choose to complete a follow-up survey from the Healthy Nevada Project, you will have the chance to pick an additional health and wellness app specific to your individual genetic results, so stay tuned!

Important Information

Please read and complete the informed consent document.

Your privacy is important, here’s what you should know.

Learn more about this project and why this study is important for Nevadans.