Speaker Profile

M.S., J.D., M.B.A, Co-founder & SVP Corporate Dev., Helix

Justin is a Co-Founder at Helix, a personal genomics company dedicated to empowering every person to improve their life through DNA. Helix is created the first marketplace for DNA—a place to find the latest and greatest in DNA-powered products from reputable partners like National Geographic and Mayo Clinic. Using next-generation sequencing to acquire an unprecedented amount of data, Helix enables its partners to easily launch high-quality products across a wide range of categories, from health and family planning to fitness and nutrition. Users are empowered to be sequenced once, and return over and over to live better both today and years from now.


Digitizing the Genome: Bringing DNA to Millions
Over the next decade, the data from genomics is likely to exceed that generated by Twitter or Youtube. Yet without a way to put genomics in the hands of developers and individuals, innovation will remain limited and few people will personally benefit from their genomes. Helix, a personal genomics platform, is dedicated to empowering every person to improve their lives through DNA. Helix Co-Founder Justin Kao will discuss Helix’s approach to these challenges, focusing on the implications for preventative health and what it will mean when every person in the world can access and control their own genome throughout their lifetime.

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