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Discover and celebrate the genetic possibilities of you and your family. Dig deeper into what makes you who you are, how you compare to your partner, and what you might pass on to the generations to come.

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‘Tis the season to use your imagination

Great Gift For: Maybe-to-be or soon-to-be parents

What to Expect: Compares DNA of two people, traits analysis, Ancestral roots analysis

Value: A bright and fun experience to celebrate the possibilities of your DNA

Going beyond eye color

Get a preview into how your offspring might look while gaining fun and unexpected insights such as mosquito bite size, sunlight sensitivity, and cilantro flavor perception.

DNA of you + me

BABYGlimpse creates “intimacy through information”—learn about your partner’s genetic characteristics, see where you match up, and where you’re different across more than 20 traits. By exploring side-by-side, you’ll discuss and compare all the areas you are unique and different. Teasing is permitted and encouraged!

Giving the gift of insight

Modern couples today are overloaded with information and technology. But what about the data that makes them who they are? BABYGlimpse helps couples know themselves and each other on a level deeper than any embarrassing baby pictures ever could.

Get to know yourselves better

Learn the paths of your ancestral origins at both a continental and regional level. Plus, we project the estimated ancestral roots of your offspring by simulating the combination of your DNA with your partner’s.


Wonder together

BABYGlimpse is how couples experience the brighter side of personal genetics. Your DNA can tell you a lot about yourself, but what about the next generation? You and your partner carry genetic information that may one day determine a child’s hair color, their eye color, and even if they’ll sneeze when looking at the sun.

These traits have been passed on from generation to generation for thousands of years. With BABYGlimpse, you’ll be able to explore the echoes of history that lives on in you and your partner’s DNA. But why focus just on the past? We’ll help you have some fun exploring potential traits that future children may inherit from you and your partner.

The science

We all have two copies of every gene and we get one copy each from our two parents. The two different versions of each gene interact to make each of us a unique combination of our parents’ genetic information. Some traits, like eye color, are determined by a small number of genes that each individually have a large impact. Other traits, like height, result from the complex combination of hundreds or thousands of genes that each individually contribute a small amount. Most traits are also influenced by the environment, lifestyle decisions, or even random chance.

BABYGlimpse allows you to see how your own DNA influences your traits, and how the DNA from you and your partner might combine in your hypothetical children.


Some traits in this product are well studied and known to be predictive. Many are not strongly predictive, either because we do not yet understand all of the underlying genetic factors, or the trait is largely determined by other non-genetic factors.


  • This product requires participation from another consenting adult to provide full results.
  • This product should not be used to make reproductive decisions.
  • This product does not provide medical information for you, your partner, or any existing and future children.
  • Probabilities and estimates will not predict your future baby’s exact appearance or traits.
  • Results based on population averages may not be true for an individual.
  • Genetic associations discovered in adults may or may not be applicable to the same traits during childhood.
  • Some results may not be accurate for individuals with certain genetic backgrounds.

How it works

Get access to the best and latest in DNA discovery. It takes just 3 simple steps.

Order and we’ll send a DNA kit to your home

Order BABYGlimpse and Helix sends you a DNA collection kit, which includes everything you need to get sequenced.

Provide a saliva sample and get sequenced

Register your DNA kit, provide a small saliva sample, and drop it in the mail using the provided pre-paid shipping box you get in your kit.

Receive your BABYGlimpse results

After Helix sequences your DNA from your saliva, you’ll get an email from HumanCode to view your results when they’re ready.

The Helix DNA kit

To capture the information stored in your DNA so it can be used for this product, we need to collect a small, one-time saliva sample from you. This kit has everything you need to provide that sample from the comfort of your own home, and you’ll never have to provide another.

  • A unique Kit ID you’ll use to register your kit

  • Saliva collection tube, cap, and printed instructions

  • A small bag and prepaid box to send your saliva sample to our lab

About HumanCode

HumanCode develops next-generation personal genomics applications. It’s flagship app, BABYGlimpse, helps couples get a fun and informational genetic preview into their potential children. HumanCode creates innovative and useful experiences by combining human-centered design, cutting-edge software engineering, and genetic science and research. HumanCode is a Denver-based, privately held company founded by veterans of Under Armour, MapMyFitness, and Affymetrix.

Have a question about this product?

About Helix

Helix empowers everyone to explore what makes them unique—their DNA.

From health and wellness insights to family planning and ancestry information, Helix’s growing list of partners can tap into your genetic profile to provide relevant insights for today, tomorrow and years to come.

Have a question about ordering or sequencing?


  • Will I only get trait information for potential children or will I get information about myself and partner?

    BABYGlimpse provides the same ancestry and trait information for you, your partner (when linked) and your possible future family.

  • Do I have to purchase two kits for BABYGlimpse?

    For couples who are both new to Helix, BABYGlimpse requires two DNA kits—one for each of you. If one of you been sequenced by Helix before, you just need one Helix DNA kit.

    And please remember: each can kit can only be used by a single person. Provide your saliva samples using separate tubes and carefully keep track of who used which saliva tube. Please also keep in mind that you both need to create separate Helix and HumanCode accounts. When you want to combine your DNA information and predict the possibilities of your future children, simply link your accounts in the HumanCode app.

  • Does BABYGlimpse provide medical or health related advice?

    BABYGlimpse is not intended to provide any medical information or diagnosis. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. It is a fun, entertaining app that provides genetic-related information on prospective children. Please always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read in BABYGlimpse.

  • Do I need to get sequenced to use this product?

    Yes. You need to be sequenced by Helix to use BABYGlimpse. To ensure the quality and accuracy of the genetic information used for this service, products in the Helix marketplace do not accept genetic data from outside sources. Once you’ve been sequenced by Helix, you can purchase more DNA-powered products 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 HumanCode? Is my information shared with anyone else?

    Your DNA information is stored securely by Helix. When sequencing is complete, Helix only sends the relevant DNA information needed by HumanCode to generate your results. We do not share your DNA information 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 view my results?

    HumanCode will send you an email when your results are ready to be viewed on the web or in the BABYGlimpse app for iPhone.

  • How do I learn more about how HumanCode uses my information?

    You can find learn more in the HumanCode Privacy PolicyTerms of Service, and Product Consent.