08 Aug What You Will Get
Thank you for participating in our ground-breaking Healthy Nevada Project. We have a few important updates and information to share with you.
The Renown Institute for Health Innovation will be releasing results to participants
who consented to “[be] contact[ed] about information that IHI receives from your Helix genetic report that is important for your health” for three well-established genetic risks for disease. For those who consented to be contacted, you will receive a genetic report from an IHI medical researcher if you have a known pathogenic mutation that increases your hereditary risk for three well-studied diseases. These reports will cover:
Approximately 1 in 200 people have a known pathogenic mutation on genes related to FH. Familial Hypercolesterolemia is a lipid disorder that increases your risk of heart disease.
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
Approximately 1 in 400 people have a known pathogenic mutation on HBOC genes. These are genes linked to hereditary risks for breast cancer in women and men as well as risks for ovarian and prostate cancer.
Approximately 1 in 300 people have a known pathogenic mutation genes related to Lynch Syndrome. Lynch Syndrome genes are linked to hereditary risks for non-polyposis colorectal cancer and endometrial cancer.
We will be contacting participants with an additional survey
For those who consented to “[be] contact[ed] about future research and development opportunities with researchers from RIHI or other organizations” you will receive a separate email with a link to a health survey. We ask that you spend a few minutes to complete this survey as it helps us assess health and health risks in our study. All results are reported and analyzed anonymously.
As a thank you, you will receive a promotional code for your choice of another no-cost Helix app from the following list:
Genetic Apps You Can Use With Your Helix Sequencing
You can choose what you learn from your Helix DNA kit data. The list below are the apps available with this project.
- DNAPassport by HumanCode
- EmbodyDNA by Lose It!
- MyTraits Sport by Intelliseq
- Metabolism, Neanderthal and Regional Ancestry by Insitome
- Fitness Diet Pro by DNAFit