Questions and Answers
Will my DNA selfie look exactly like me?
The app uses an advanced statistical algorithm that determines the most likely facial traits. So while it will generate a picture with the most likely traits, the selfie is an approximation using only your DNA as the guide.
For example, your DNA can't be used to determine the current length of your hair, if you have a tan and even your age. Because of this, you will likely notice that the selfie isn't an exact replica of you. It is, however, the best approximation that can be provided based on years of genetic research.
Why does my DNA selfie have a different hairstyle than I have?
This app only analyzes eye color, hair color, hair shade and skin color. You'll have a lot of other facial features that the app currently doesn't predict.
For example, this app doesn't predict any of the following: hair length, hair shape, hairdo, nose shape, facial shape, complexion, the distance between your eyes, the appearance of your ears and whether you've been tanning (and your skin may be a different shade).
How often is the app updated?
Often! The algorithm for this app is updated on an on-going basis so that the selfie provided is based on the latest scientific advancements.
This app will always provide the latest and greatest DNA-based appearance prediction.
The genetic analysis and statements that appear in this app have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The Sequencing.com website and all software applications (Apps) that use Sequencing.com's website, as well as Sequencing.com's open Application Programming Interface (API), are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.