A free, open database of genotypic, phenotypic and interpretation data
The Altruist™ Database is an open data (data sharing) initiative of Sequencing.com. This free, publicly accessible database contains genotypic, phenotypic and genetic interpretation data from Altruists (people who have chosen to contribute their anonymous genetic data).
The Altruist Database allows anyone to both search and analyze the data. Search and analysis results can easily be saved and shared with others. All for free.
Anyone who uploads genetic data files into their Sequencing.com account can choose to contribute specific files to the Altruist database.* If a person contributes one or more files, they remain in full control and can easily choose at any time to have their contributed data removed from the Altruist database.
Ability to contact the individual who contributed the data
The Altruist Database provides the unique ability for researchers, healthcare professionals and organizations to request to be put in contact with Altruists (the individuals who contributed their data). While the identity of each Altruist is protected (all Altruist data within the Altruist Database is anonymous), Sequencing.com does provide a process that allows for Altruists to choose whether they want to provide their contact information.
Beacon Project (Global Alliance for Genomics & Health)
*By default, all files uploaded to a Sequencing.com account are not included in the Altruist Database. To contribute a file, a person must specifically 'opt in' by navigating to their My Files page and changing the Altruist toggle button for that file from 'No' to 'Yes'. Contributing is optional and a person is under no obligation to ever contribute files to the Altruist Database.
Storage is free, unlimited and private. You own your genetic data - we keep it safe and never sell or share it.
If you have small files or if you already have your files stored with a cloud provider:
- Use the Upload Center
- Upload files smaller than 100 MB
- Import files of any size from AWS, Google Cloud, Google Drive, Azure, Dropbox, etc.
If you have many files or if your files are large and stored on your computer or server:
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