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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Consumer genomics firm Helix has forged partnerships with National Geographic, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and ExploraGen, which will develop products for Helix's DNA sequencing platform, the company said today.

In addition, Helix has secured an investment of an undisclosed amount from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

"Consumer genomics is an industry that's poised to take off as DNA data becomes more accessible," Noah Knauf, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, said in a statement.

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