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Data Viewer

Free DNA data exploration, viewing, searching and analyzing genetic data from all DNA testing laboratories and genome sequencing companies. Data viewer is accessible online from any device including iPhones, Android, laptop and desktops.

Data Viewer enables you to explore the raw data for any genetic data file stored in your Sequencing.com account. 

Data Viewer Plus provides additional information relating to diseases, conditions, traits and medication reactions.
 
Data Viewer and Data Viewer plus are designed for people who are comfortable interpreting their own raw data. Interpreting your own raw data can become technical at times so it isn't for everyone.
 
If you prefer for the interpretation to be performed for you, please use the apps in the 'Wellness' and 'Mobile' categories of the App Market. These apps are designed to provide straightforward interpretation of your genetic data along with clear solutions to optimize wellness).
 

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FAQs

Is my genetic data compatible with Data Viewer?

Data Viewer is compatible with genetic data from almost all genetic tests. This includes:
  • whole genome sequencing (WGS)
  • exome sequencing
  • 23andMe
  • AncestryDNA
  • MyHeritage
  • Genes for Good
  • HomeDNA
  • Living DNA
  • Silverberry Genomix
  • Dante Labs
  • Helix
  • GSA
  • almost all other providers of genetic testing
 
Data Viewer is compatible with genetic data in almost all formats. This includes:
  • FASTQ
  • FASTA
  • BAM
  • SAM
  • CRAM
  • VCF
  • GVCF
  • gVCF
  • TXT
  • CSV
  • TAB
  • almost all other genetic data formats
 

How can I use Data Viewer?

It's simple:
  1. Upload the genetic data file into your Sequencing.com account
  2. Click on the filename in your My Files page to activate the Data Viewer for that file

 

What's the difference between Data Viewer and Data Viewer Plus?

Data Viewer is free and provides technical details about your genetic data. Each genetic variant (also referred to as SNP, SNV, DIP or InDel) from your file is listed on its own row along with the variant's chromosomal coordinate, amino acid change (if any), the genetic makeup found in the reference genome, the alternate genetic makeup that has also been detected at that position and the genotype obtained from your genetic data file.
 
Data Viewer Plus costs $4.99 per file and includes all the information available in the free Data Viewer as well as the additional information listed below:
  • Condition
    • any risk of a disease, trait or medication reaction that has been associated with each genetic variant
  • Review Status
    • indicates how much data exists to support the association between the condition and that variant
  • References
    • clickable links to the journal articles at PubMed that have been published about the association between the condition and that variant
  • Links
    • clickable links that take you directly to the ClinVar and SNPedia pages for that specific genetic variant
 

What data can be viewed with Data Viewer?

The data viewer allows you to view almost all types of genetic data including data from whole genome sequencing, exome sequencing and DNA microarrays. This includes genetic data files provided by laboratories and companies such as 23andMe, Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, Genes for Good, Family Tree DNA, Dante Labs, Genomics Personalized Health and Illumina.
 
 

Do I have to convert my data into a specific format before using Data Viewer?

Data Viewer is already compatible with the format that your genetic data is already in. You do not need to convert your files and instead Data Viewer. Sequencing.com's unique Universal Data Compatibility technology enables all genetic data formats to be fully compatible with Data Viewer.
 
 

Why are genes or genetic variants are missing when using Data Viewer?

When viewing Data Viewer (and Data Viewer Plus), only the raw data contained within your genetic data file is displayed. If a gene wasn't tested for then data on that gene won't be displayed. This doesn't mean you don't have that gene, just that the genetic test that was performed didn't provide results for that gene, which is why the genetic data file didn't contain any data on that gene.
 
This can occur because some types of genetic tests, such as those performed by Ancestry.com, 23andMe, MyHeritage and similar companies only test a part of your genome, not your whole genome. Testing your whole genome, which means sequencing all of your genetic data (called 'Whole Genome Sequencing'). Only whole genome sequencing will provide data on all of your genes. If you're interested in Whole Genome Sequencing, this service is provided by several of Sequencing.com's Preferred Provider's of Genetic Testing.
 
 

If I see a disease listed, does it mean I'm at risk for that disease?

When the Data Viewer Plus lists a disease, condition, trait or medication reaction, it doesn't necessarily mean you have a risk for it. Instead, it only means that the specific genetic variant listed in that row has been associated in scientific research with that disease, condition, trait or medication reaction. Whether your genetic data indicates that you are at risk of that disease, condition, trait or medication will depend upon the interpretation of your raw genetic data. (Your raw genetic data does appear in that table and is listed in the 'My genetic makeup' column.)
 
 

My data was previously loaded into my Data Viewer. Why does my data sometimes need to 'reload' when I access Data Viewer again?

Sequencing.com's Bioinformatics Team releases updates to Data Viewer on a weekly basis. Some of these updates require the genetic data from your file to 'reload' in your Data Viewer. Reloading of your data in Data Viewer ensures that you always benefit from the most up-to-date version of Data Viewer.
 
Reloading of data in your Data Viewer is both free and fully automated. It will occur only if there has been an update since the last time you accessed your file's data using your Data Viewer.
 
 
Citation
Landrum MJ, Lee JM, Benson M, Brown GR, Chao C, Chitipiralla S, Gu B, Hart J, Hoffman D, Jang W, Karapetyan K, Katz K, Liu C, Maddipatla Z, Malheiro A, McDaniel K, Ovetsky M, Riley G, Zhou G, Holmes JB, Kattman BL, Maglott DR. ClinVar: improving access to variant interpretations and supporting evidence. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 29165669.