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Live happier, healthier,
and smarter

Let your DNA show you how.

Live happier, healthier,
and smarter

Let your DNA show you how.

Put the power of DNA into your hands

Your unique DNA has a lot to tell you. With Exploragen’s apps, you can use insights from your DNA to live better, every day. Accessing the power of your DNA is simple: All you need is a saliva sample, our lifestyle apps, and a desire to learn more about yourself.

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Scientifically speaking

At Exploragen, we use established science to build our apps. Each one is based on published, peer-reviewed studies showing strong associations between different genes and lifestyle traits and preferences.

Because scientific transparency is important to us, we provide you with full access to the publications and references we use to develop our products. As science evolves, so will our apps, ensuring that our insights and tools integrate the latest DNA discoveries.

Better together

Exploragen is partnering with Helix to empower you to get the most out of your DNA—and your life. Helix is a marketplace of DNA-powered products that will help you and your family live healthier, happier, and stronger. Sequence your DNA once and unlock products across a range of categories, including health, fitness, nutrition, entertainment, family, ancestry, and more. From significant insights to just-for-fun discoveries, Helix is here to help you live a fuller life. Helix operates one of the largest CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited clinical sequencing labs in the world.

How it works

See how Exploragen can help you live your best life

Your data privacy and security are our priority

We take your privacy and the security of your personal information very seriously. Your DNA information is securely transferred to us from Helix, our trusted sequencing partner, and we employ stringent security practices to keep your information safe. We may share aggregate, de-identified information with carefully selected third parties for product improvement purposes (meaning we strip the data of personal identifying information so your DNA data cannot be linked back to you). We do not share any personal information that is linked with DNA data with third parties unless you give us the permission to do so. You are in control of your data, and you can request to have your DNA data removed from our database at any time. View our privacy policy and terms of service for more details about how we keep your information safe and secure.

What people are saying about us

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Exploragen? 2018-01-15T18:12:04+00:00

We are a DNA lifestyle company that empowers people to use insights from their DNA to make their everyday lives better. Our fun, engaging apps, based on rigorous science, tell users about the lifestyle traits influenced by their DNA.

How is Exploragen different from Helix? 2018-02-06T13:35:41+00:00

Exploragen and Helix have partnered together, each serving different functions. Helix is a lab that sequences your DNA. They also provide a marketplace of DNA powered products. Exploragen currently offers one product that is available on the Helix marketplace. The Exploragen app interprets your DNA data that is securely transferred from Helix to provide you with personalized insights about how your DNA influences your sleep and more.

How do I know your science is solid? 2018-01-15T17:40:15+00:00

Our founders spent many years serving in the clinical genetics world, and have a sound commitment to scientific integrity. The scientists at Exploragen carefully curate the scientific literature and incorporate data from only the strongest published, peer-reviewed studies into our apps. We value transparency and share references with our customers. In cases where the science is early, we let you know that, too.

How is my DNA sequenced? 2018-01-15T17:40:31+00:00

Our partner, the personal genomics company Helix, handles the sequencing. Helix’s proprietary technology, called Exome+, reads every letter of all 22,000 protein-coding genes in your body. You can think of sequencing as reading the book of your personal genetics—every base (T, C, G, and A) is read in order. Using a reference sequence (a model sequence to compare to), Helix can determine when a base in an individual is different and the specific position of that variation within the person’s DNA.

Do I have to get sequenced to use Exploragen products? 2018-01-15T17:40:47+00:00

Yes. In order to use our apps, you must be sequenced by Helix. To ensure the quality and accuracy of the DNA used for this service, products in the Helix marketplace do not accept genetic data from outside sources. And, once you’ve been sequenced by Helix, you can purchase more DNA-based lifestyle apps from a variety of categories like fitness, nutrition, entertainment, and more—all without having to get sequenced again.

How does Helix provide my DNA information to Exploragen? Is it shared with anyone else? 2018-01-15T17:41:01+00:00

Your DNA information is stored securely by Helix. When sequencing is complete, Helix only sends the relevant DNA information needed by Exploragen to generate your results. We do not share your personal information linked with your DNA data with anyone without your permission. We always maintain high standards when it comes to the security and privacy of your DNA information.

How do I learn more about how Exploragen uses my information? 2018-01-15T17:42:45+00:00

We take your privacy and security very seriously. Exploragen stores genetic data in an encrypted storage system and access is tightly controlled, in accordance with industry best practices. Exploragen will not share any of your identifying information linked with your DNA data with any external party without your explicit consent. You control what happens to your data, and you can ask Exploragen to remove your DNA data at any time. You can find additional details in the Exploragen Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

How do I view my results? 2018-01-15T17:43:01+00:00

Exploragen will send you an email when your results are ready to be viewed online.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Exploragen? 2018-01-15T18:12:04+00:00

We are a DNA lifestyle company that empowers people to use insights from their DNA to make their everyday lives better. Our fun, engaging apps, based on rigorous science, tell users about the lifestyle traits influenced by their DNA.

How is Exploragen different from Helix? 2018-02-06T13:35:41+00:00

Exploragen and Helix have partnered together, each serving different functions. Helix is a lab that sequences your DNA. They also provide a marketplace of DNA powered products. Exploragen currently offers one product that is available on the Helix marketplace. The Exploragen app interprets your DNA data that is securely transferred from Helix to provide you with personalized insights about how your DNA influences your sleep and more.

How do I know your science is solid? 2018-01-15T17:40:15+00:00

Our founders spent many years serving in the clinical genetics world, and have a sound commitment to scientific integrity. The scientists at Exploragen carefully curate the scientific literature and incorporate data from only the strongest published, peer-reviewed studies into our apps. We value transparency and share references with our customers. In cases where the science is early, we let you know that, too.

How is my DNA sequenced? 2018-01-15T17:40:31+00:00

Our partner, the personal genomics company Helix, handles the sequencing. Helix’s proprietary technology, called Exome+, reads every letter of all 22,000 protein-coding genes in your body. You can think of sequencing as reading the book of your personal genetics—every base (T, C, G, and A) is read in order. Using a reference sequence (a model sequence to compare to), Helix can determine when a base in an individual is different and the specific position of that variation within the person’s DNA.

Do I have to get sequenced to use Exploragen products? 2018-01-15T17:40:47+00:00

Yes. In order to use our apps, you must be sequenced by Helix. To ensure the quality and accuracy of the DNA used for this service, products in the Helix marketplace do not accept genetic data from outside sources. And, once you’ve been sequenced by Helix, you can purchase more DNA-based lifestyle apps from a variety of categories like fitness, nutrition, entertainment, and more—all without having to get sequenced again.

How does Helix provide my DNA information to Exploragen? Is it shared with anyone else? 2018-01-15T17:41:01+00:00

Your DNA information is stored securely by Helix. When sequencing is complete, Helix only sends the relevant DNA information needed by Exploragen to generate your results. We do not share your personal information linked with your DNA data with anyone without your permission. We always maintain high standards when it comes to the security and privacy of your DNA information.

How do I learn more about how Exploragen uses my information? 2018-01-15T17:42:45+00:00

We take your privacy and security very seriously. Exploragen stores genetic data in an encrypted storage system and access is tightly controlled, in accordance with industry best practices. Exploragen will not share any of your identifying information linked with your DNA data with any external party without your explicit consent. You control what happens to your data, and you can ask Exploragen to remove your DNA data at any time. You can find additional details in the Exploragen Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

How do I view my results? 2018-01-15T17:43:01+00:00

Exploragen will send you an email when your results are ready to be viewed online.

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and be the first to hear about new products.