Sample files are available for you to use with any app. Even if you don’t have your own genetic data you can still experience the app by selecting one of the sample files.
The sample files are real genetic data files that are publically available. This includes sample files from people that are currently alive as well as ancient genetic data that researchers have discovered, such as caveman DNA.
NPR clip about the 45,000 year old caveman genome
(one of the sample genomes you can use with any of our apps)
*The genetic data for Ugg, Pebbles and Link are from an actual caveman, Neanderthal woman and Denisovan girl (respectively). Their DNA was extracted from frozen bones discovered by scientists.
Scientists, however, haven’t yet acquired the actual genetic data for Homer Simpson but we’ve made a close match. Homer’s sample file is the genome of a white dude from Utah who is married with children. Although their names have been changed, Marge is his actual wife’s genome and their three children’s genomes are the sample files for Bart, Lisa and Maggie.