Insitome currently offers two products: Neanderthal and Metabolism. We have several other products in development that will help you discover even more about yourself all by completing one simple DNA test with Helix.
Neanderthal will help you discover which of your unique traits may have been inherited from our Neanderthal ancestors—like muscle growth, skin color, and cognitive ability—and why they matter today.
As modern humans were first migrating out of Africa more than 50,000 years ago, Neanderthals were still alive and well in Europe and Asia. It seems that our ancestors met, leaving a small genetic trace of these ancient relatives in our DNA. With Insitome, you will learn if you have any Neanderthal DNA in your genome.
Metabolism will help you discover if you are genetically adapted to be a Hunter or a Farmer. Your metabolism has been crafted by your ancestors’ dietary choices over the past 10,000 years. We’ll tell why you have the traits—from lactose tolerance to fat synthesis to alcohol tolerance—you have today.
For thousands of years, humans were hunters and gatherers. About 10,000 years ago, some of our ancestors settled down to farm, and that cultural shift had a lasting impact on our genetic code. The results might surprise you. Did you get your ability to drink more coffee from an ancient hunting ancestor? What about your ability to digest the sugar in milk, or to tolerate a low-carb diet?
Our upcoming Ancestry product will give you an unprecedented view of your lineage. You will discover the migration paths your ancient ancestors followed hundreds and even thousands of years ago.