BABYGlimpse is first DNA-powered app for couples to discover and explore the genetic-related traits their children may inherit.
Revealing the brighter side of personal genomics, BABYGlimpse is a fun and informational experience, not a medical test. We call it "sunshine science", a journey into the unique characteristic and quirks that couples can compare and share, and see what they might pass along to the next generation.
Using at-home collection kits from Helix, both parents provide a saliva sample which is processed in Helix’s CLIA- and CAP-accredited next-generation sequencing lab. Helix securely stores the data and provides HumanCode access to the portion of the genome that pertains to the information delivered in BABYGlimpse.
The app then utilizes a proprietary computational method to combine the couple’s DNA results and make predictions on the possible traits of their future child. The results are delivered to couples through the BABYGlimpse app for iPhone, or via a secure customer web portal.
BABYGlimpse enables couples to explore 20+ traits, including ancestry, across 3 core views: themselves, a side-by-side comparison with their partner, and the projected outcome for their offspring.
BABYGlimpse creates a fun and intimate conversation between a couple, about the similarities and differences in their own genetics, and what traits they may pass on to their offspring.
Traits covered in BABYGlimpse:
- Ancestry: a panel which looks at ancestral origins across 5 continents and 26 country-level regions
- Appearance: eye color, hair color, skin tone, and more
- Physical: Athletic type, adult height
- Behavior: "Warrior" vs "strategist" mindset, breastfeeding duration
- Sleep quality
- Reactions: mosquito bite size
- Dietary: Lactose intolerance, sweet taste preference, cilantro aversion, caffeine metabolism
- Many more
- It's now easier than ever to set up account and get started.
- Improved Ancestry calculations
Ratings and Reviews
What a cool app. I compared my DNA to my wife, and also to a few friends who I knew were doing this just for fun. Once you all get sequenced by Helix, the comparison happens immediately. I’ve used all the DNA testing services out there and this one is the only one that compares you to someone else in this way.
The app is surprisingly educational - I learned a lot about my DNA while going through all the comparisons about how our baby could be.
Can’t wait for our baby to grow up so we can see which pieces come true!
Requires genetic testing $
Not sure why this pops up first for "baby heartbeat" search- it's not free, requires you to pay for a DNA test, but doesn't say so until you've created an account and already handed over your information so they can spam you. Obviously I should have read the app description past the first paragraph before downloading, but still annoyed that I wasted my time thinking it was a free fun prediction app.
Developer Response ,
Sorry to disappoint. We try to make it very clear that this product requires a simple at-home DNA test kit from Helix. We're currently doing a major sale for the holidays, give it a shot?
Fun and so interesting
This is so much fun to review with your spouse. There is a ton of interesting information about ourselves and our future baby. Amazing what is possible in the times we live in.
- Human Code, Inc.
- 66.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © HumanCode, Inc. 2017
- In-App Purchases
- BABYGlimpse Experience $49.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.