Are you asking yourself, what can I do with my 23andMe raw data? If so, learn how to analyze it with apps and websites to learn more about your DNA.

About 23andMe

23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California. 23andMe’s mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. Consumers are able to order health and/or ancestry testing. The genetic health tests include risk tests, carrier tests, wellness tests, and trait tests.

The risk tests include more than five reports for conditions such as Celiac Disease, late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants). The carries tests include more than 40 reports for conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, and Hereditary Hearing Loss. The wellness tests include more than five reports for deep sleep, lactose intolerance, and genetic weight.  The trait tests include more than twenty-five reports for hair loss, sweet vs. salty taste, and a unibrow. The ancestry test includes five reports for ancestry composition, maternal and paternal haplogroups, and Neanderthal ancestry.

While these tests are a start, there is more that can be done with your 23andMe raw data. However, most people don’t know where to turn next. If you are one of those consumers, keep reading!

Download Your 23andMe Raw Data

Start by downloading your raw data from 23andMe.  You can access your raw genetic data within your 23andMe account one of three ways:

  1. Navigate directly to you.23andme.com/tools/data/
  2. Click on Tools in the navigation bar at the top of your homepage, and select Browse Raw Data from the available tools.
  3. Visit your Account Settings and click on “View” under 23andMe Data. You will see a blue “Download Raw Data” button which will redirect you to the download raw data page.

To read more about the process of downloading your 23andMe raw data, click here.

Now, What Can I Do with my 23andMe Raw Data?

After you have downloaded your 23andMe raw data to your computer, the next step is to upload it to other analysis services. Below are three you can choose from.

Sequencing.com

Sequencing.com is a software platform and application (app) marketplace that allows users to upload, store, and analyze genetic data, including partial and full genomes. Sequencing.com was created with the goal of making genetic information accessible to the world by making genetic code incredibly easy to work with and understand. To accomplish this, the platform allows users to upload genetic data. The data can come from any DTCG testing service such as Ancestry.com, 23andMe, and FamilyTreeDNA, as well as from clinical labs. Users can then analyze the data using any of the apps in the DNA app store.

GEDmatch

GEDmatch provides DNA and genealogical analysis tools for amateur and professional researchers and genealogists. Most tools are free, but we do provide some premium tools for users who wish to help support us with contributions. You will need to upload DNA and / or genealogical (GEDCOM) data to make use of the tools here. Registration requires your name, email and a password of your choice.

Promethease

Promethease is a literature retrieval system that builds a personal DNA report based on connecting a file of DNA genotypes to the scientific findings cited in SNPedia. Customers of DNA testing services (such as 23andMe, Ancestry.com, FamilyTreeDNA, Genos, etc.), biomedical researchers and healthcare professionals use Promethease to retrieve information published about their DNA variations. Reports cost $12. Most reports are produced in under 10 minutes. Much larger data files (such as imputed full genomes) have increased runtime. Uploading additional data files into the same report costs an additional $4.