Information is Power

At Kailos, we believe that information is power. Giving people the knowledge to understand their health risks through genetic testing is at the heart of everything we do. We also strongly believe in the power of community, and are proud to continue supporting the Information is Power campaign that offers free or reduced cost genetic cancer risk testing for people in our community of Northern Alabama. The Russel Hill Foundation has given funding to help continue the Information is Power initiative for 2020.

Kailos Genetics, in partnership with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, is expanding the Information is Power program to offer free genetic cancer risk testing for all women and men that are between the ages of 28 - 30 (born 11/9/1989 - 11/6/1992) in the counties of Madison, Jackson, Limestone, Marshall and Morgan, regardless of family history. Additionally, residents of these counties that are outside this age range receive discounted pricing of $129.

You also have the opportunity to GIFT a test to someone you know or give one to someone without the means to order their own test. (Go to for more information). Your genes never change, so the earlier you can take the test and understand your own DNA, the more impact and control you can have over your own health.


About the test

The Kailos hereditary cancer screening test can tell you if you carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations that are strong risk signs for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. It also looks for changes in 31 additional genes, including APC, ATM, BARD1, BMPR1A, BRIP1, CDH1, CDKN2A, CHEK2, EPCAM, FH, FLCN, MLH1, MRE11A, MSH2, MSH6, MUTYH, NBN, NF1, PALB2, PMS2, PTEN, RAD50, RAD51C, RAD51D, RINT1, SDHB, SMAD4, STK11, TP53, VHL, and XRCC2, to provide information about risks related to breast, ovarian, colon and endometrial (uterine) cancers. You can learn more about our BRCA screenings and what the test can tell you here.

For free cancer risk screening you must meet the following requirements:

  • Female or male living in Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson or Limestone County, Alabama during the time of testing (Nov 7, 2019 – Nov 7, 2020)
  • Be 28-30 years of age
  • Provide a copy of your driver’s license or other valid verification of age and address
  • Have a valid email address for receiving notices regarding your test results

       (Proof of Age & Residency will be required)

For a Gifted Test you must meet the following requirements:

  • Female or male not living in New York or Maryland
  • Be 19 years of age or older when tested
  • Have a valid email address for receiving notices regarding your test results
If you don’t have the means for testing, contact us directly via email with your any request. If funds have been raised, these requests can be fulfilled through the initiative.

If you have received a test as a gift, please add the product to your cart and check out. You will be prompted for your Coupon Code during the checkout.

Do you qualify?

Information is Power Discount Eligibility
(Proof of Age & Residency will be required)

$225 $225

Kailos Genetics, in collaboration with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Russell Hill Foundation, wants to help the people in our community live healthier, longer lives. We believe it’s important to know your hereditary risks so we have created the “Information is Power” campaign to empower our friends, neighbors, and family in Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson and Limestone County, Alabama, where we live and work.

If you are over the age of 19, female or male, living in Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson or Limestone County, Alabama, you are eligible for free testing. Our ultimate goal is to take the next step toward population-wide genetic testing so everyone can have access to information about their genes.
This year, the test includes all 19 year-old or older men and women in North Alabama, including Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson and Limestone County. This year there is an option to gift a test to a loved one, in all states except New York and Maryland. Go to for more information.

Taking the test is simple—you rub a cotton swab across the inside of your cheek. You don’t have to give blood and there are no needles involved. From there, you will simply mail the sample back to us and receive your results in 10 days. Learn more about what’s involved on The Kailos Process page.

You can contact us directly via email or via telephone 256-327-9800 with any inquiries.

Give the gift of information.

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology needs your help to ensure that all men and women who want to access this test will be able to learn their risk for cancer. Please consider making a charitable gift to the HudsonAlpha Foundation to support this initiative. Your support can provide potentially life-saving information.

Click here to donate a test to someone in need

Thank you.