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How to Obtain Your Raw DNA Data From Your DNA Test Provider

In the evolving world of genetic science, having access to your raw DNA data opens up a multitude of opportunities for personalized health insights and ancestry exploration. At Sequencing.com, we make it simple for you to upload your raw DNA data obtained from most DNA testing providers. This guide will walk you through the process of obtaining your raw DNA data and uploading it to our platform.

Understanding Raw DNA Data

Raw DNA data is essentially a digital record of your DNA, typically provided in a text file format by DNA testing companies. This file contains your genetic markers and variations, which can be analyzed for various purposes, including health and wellness insights, ancestry information, and more.

Obtaining Your Raw DNA Data

Most DNA testing companies allow you to download your raw DNA data. Please contact the company or laboratory that performed your DNA testing and ask them how to download your raw DNA data files.

If your DNA test was similar to 23andMe and AncestryDNA, the raw data is usually provided in TXT or CSV format.

If your test was genome sequencing, the raw data is usually provided as several files including FASTQ (two FASTQ files per genome), BAM or CRAM, and genome VCF. While the two FASTQ are the most important files, we recommend uploading all of your files so they are safely stored in your Sequecing account.

Uploading Your DNA Data To Your Sequencing Account

Uploading your raw DNA data to Sequencing.com is a straightforward process that unlocks the potential of personalized genetic exploration. Follow these steps to embark on a journey of discovery into your unique genetic makeup.

After you’ve obtained your raw DNA data files from your test provider, the next step is to upload the files to your Sequencing account. To upload your files, go to the Upload Center. Once uploaded, our system will process your data, which can take several hours or, for large WGS fles, more than day. If you have questions about your uploaded files, please contact Support.

After the Upload

Once your DNA data is processed, you can explore a range of DNA apps and report on Sequencing that analyze your genetic information. From health and wellness reports to ancestry tracing, the possibilities are vast.

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