AncestryDNA Raw Data Interpretation

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AncestryDNA Raw Data Interpretation

What is AncestryDNA Raw Data Interpretation?

DNA raw data Interpretation is the act of analyzing and interpreting genetic information stored in a raw DNA file. You can do this with any of the apps in our store, but a great place to start is with ⁠Data Viewer, which is a free DNA app that can begin to show you how DNA is interrupted.

With this app, you will be able to see all gene variants, and if you wish, you can upgrade to explore the association between your ⁠genetic data and diseases, conditions, traits, and ⁠medication side effects.

So Where Do I Get My AncestryDNA Raw Data?

The easiest way to use your ⁠AncestryDNA raw DNA data with is to ⁠import it.

We offer numerous options to import your data, and in fact, we have built a specific import function to help you import your AncestryDNA data. The import process can be started from the ⁠Upload Center by clicking the ‘Ancestry’ button on the right side of the page.

We also offer the option to upload your data manually. If you want to upload your data, you will first need to download your data from

Steps To Download AncesetryDNA Raw Data

  1. Sign-in to your AncestryDNA account.

  2. Click on ‘Settings’ by clicking on the DNA tab > Your DNA Results Summary > Settings.

  3. Click the ‘Download DNA data’ button.

  4. Enter your AncestryDNA password, check the box and click Confirm.

  5. This will trigger an email that will be sent to your AncestryDNA email address, which will include a link to confirm the download of the DNA data.

  6. Open the email from AncestryDNA and click the ‘Confirm data download’ button in the email.

  7. On this download page click the ‘Download DNA Data’ button.

  8. Your AncestryDNA data file will then download to your computer.

    • The filename of the file downloaded from your Ancestry account will be dna-data-(date).zip.

    • If you have more than one AncestryDNA profile, repeat steps 1-7 above.

      • After downloading each file, please make sure to rename the file with the name of the person that the DNA data in that file is from. This is important because all of the DNA data files downloaded from Ancestry will have the same exact filename. If the filename isn’t changed so you know which file belongs to which person, you may lose track of which DNA data file belongs to which person.

Can’t find the file? Check your Downloads folder or search for the file name by click on the Windows key if you have a PC or the Spotlight icon if you have an Apple computer.

Steps To Upload AncesetryDNA Raw Data

  1. Go to the ⁠Sequencing’s Upload Center

  2. Choose the upload option under ‘Upload from My Computer’ and select the AncestryDNA file that was recently downloaded to your computer

  3. Click Upload.

    1. Your AncestryDNA file will be securely uploaded to your account.
    2. It may take up to 15 minutes before your file appears in your account.

What Do I Do Next With Ancestry Data?

Like we were saying, starting with ⁠Genome Explorer is a great place. However, some people can be confused by the in-depth results. If you fall into that category, the best thing to do is make use of the ⁠Genetic Counseling app. This app, which is made by DNAFeed, connects you to a genetic counselor to chat about your DNA results.

Powered by’s ⁠Universal Data Compatibility, the app works with genetic data from any company or laboratory including 23andMe, Ancestry, MyHeritage, and even data from exome sequencing and ⁠whole-genome sequencing.

Once uploaded, the data is compared against databases of science research, and artificial intelligence (AI) is utilized to understand the data. If that does not sound amazing enough, the best part is you will get to chat with a trained professional who can answer all of your DNA questions.

About Sequencing’s DNA App Store

The DNA app store is a digital marketplace offering free and paid applications that ⁠interpret genetic data. There are nine categories of apps including health, ancestry, nutrition, fitness, beauty, lifestyle, children, bioinformatics, and clothing. Your AncestryDNA raw data is compatible with apps in all categories.

If you’re interested in comparing AncestryDNA to other DNA testing services, we ⁠compared each test side-by-side. And if you’re considering ordering a DNA test, make sure to read our ⁠MyHeritage review and our ⁠Dante Labs review for very important information to consider.

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