For many types of genetic interpretation it is important to know whether the genetic data is from a female or male. An app may also require this information in-order to process the file correctly.
Any file in your My Data page, including files that have been shared with you, can be labeled as being either from a male or a female. To label the gender for a file, following these three steps:
- Navigate to the My Files tab by clicking on Data in header of any page.
- Under the Options column for the file, click on the gear icon:
- Select Gender and/or Population.
For some file types, the My Data page will automatically label the file as being from a male or a female. This is accomplished by determining whether the file's genetic data contains a Y chromosome (male) or two X chromosomes (female).*
*Determining whether a file is from a male or female does not currently analyze for other possibilities, such as XXY. If there is a Y chromosome then the automated process will label the file as being from a male. If there are at least two X chromosomes and no Y then the file will be labeled as being from a female.
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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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