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Helix Acquires HumanCode, Opens Denver Office

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Personal genomics company Helix has acquired HumanCode, a Denver, Colorado firm that had developed genetic testing apps for the Helix platform.

Helix will open an office in Denver and the entire HumanCode team will join Helix. HumanCode Co-founders Jennifer Lescallett and Ryan Trunck will now be responsible for enhancing customer experience and supporting Helix's growing base of product developers.

HumanCode has two products: BabyGlimpse, a genetic test for couples to predict what traits and variants related to ancestry, wellness, and physical appearance their child might inherit; and DNAPassport, a genetic test that provides individual with information about their ancestry, genetic factors involved in wellness, and other traits.

"We founded HumanCode to help people learn more about themselves through DNA, and are thrilled to join the Helix team and make personal genomics accessible and actionable for everyone," said Chris Glode, co-founder and previous CEO of HumanCode, in a statement. Glode will serve as Helix's chief product officer.