How To Use 23andMe Raw DNA Data
23andMe makes it easy to download your raw DNA data and upload it to other sites such as GEDmatch, Promthease, and, of course, Sequencing.com. You can then use these sites to analyze your DNA data and obtain new insights that aren’t available through 23andMe.
For example, you can obtain insights about disease risk, personalized nutrition (also known as nutrigenomics), and genetically tailored fitness. You can also obtain deep ancestry analysis that goes beyond 23andMe’s genealogy reports.
Marcie, a member of our team, blogged about her experiences downloading her 23andMe raw DNA data and then uploading it. Her insights are very helpful, especially if you’re not familiar with downloading data from 23andMe.
How To Import 23andMe DNA Data (Secure, Simple and Quick)
- Sign into your Sequencing.com account and go to the Upload Center.
- If you don’t have a Sequencing.com account, click here to import your 23andMe data and register for a Sequencing.com account at the same time.
- Click the ‘23andMe’ button under ‘Import from Laboratory.’
- Enter the email address and password for your 23andMe account.
- A File Import Progress page will appear that will allow you to monitor the progress of securely importing your DNA data from 23andMe.
How To Download 23andMe DNA Data And Then Upload It
- Click here to sign into your 23andMe account.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and re-enter your 23andMe password.
- Click the ‘Download Raw data’ button.
- If your 23andMe account contains genetic data for two or more people, download the raw data for each profile.
- Go to the Upload Center at Sequencing.com.
- Choose the upload option under ‘Upload from My Computer’ and select the 23andMe file that was recently downloaded to your computer.
- You don’t have to modify the file in any way. Simply select the same exact file that was downloaded from 23andMe.
- Click Upload.
- Your 23andMe file will be securely uploaded into your Sequencing.com account.
- It may take up to 15 minutes before your file appears in your account.
For additional guidance, our great blog provides additional information on how to upload 23andMe data.
Congratulations! You can now use your 23andMe data with apps in our App Market.
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