Using raw DNA data from any DNA test at Sequencing.com's DNA App Store
September 4, 2018

Using Raw DNA Data at Sequencing.com

Using raw DNA data from any DNA test at Sequencing.com's DNA App Store

Last week we discussed what is DNA raw data analysis. This week we are expanding on the topic by sharing with you more specific steps for how you can accomplish easy, quick and empowering data analysis.

If you are unsure what raw DNA data analysis is, please first read the previous article. For those of you who are familiar with the concept, Sequencing.com offers two solutions to help you with the process. The first option is to download your data from your genetic testing provider and upload it to Sequencing.com. The second option is to you one of our quick importers. In the following article, we will touch on both and provide links to our help documentation.

Automatically Import Your Raw DNA Data

If you have taken a consumer genetic test from a provider such as Ancestry DNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), MyHeritage, Living DNA, DNA Land, Genes for Good, Vitagene and even NIH's All of Us, you are able to obtain your raw DNA data.

We provide a convenient way to automatically import your raw DNA data from many of these companies directly into your Sequencing.com account. To use our automatic DNA data importer, go to the Upload Center and click the button of the company that performed your DNA test. Enter your credentials to access that company's site and we'll do the rest.

We designed the automatic import of raw DNA data to be safe, secure and confidential. Your credentials for the company that performed your DNA test are never used for any other purpose other than importing a copy of your data. The automatic import process immediately (and permanently) deletes your credentials after a copy of your DNA data is safely imported in your Sequencing.com account.


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Download & Upload Your Raw DNA Data

An alternative to automatically importing is to instead manually obtain your DNA data from the company that performed your DNA test. The manual steps to do this vary with each company, but the process is similar.  It involves visiting the website of the company that provided the test, finding the file to download, saving it to your computer and uploading it to Sequencing.com.

Since the steps vary for each company, we have documented the process for each site in our Knowledge Center under the Genetic Testing Providers section. Within this section, you will find instructions for the consumer testing companies mentioned above. The same basic process applies if you used a clinical laboratory as your testing provider such as Veritas, Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), Ambry, GeneDx, LabCorp or Quest.

While it is easy to obain your raw genetic data from most companies, if you encounter any resistance please remember from our last discussion that all companies and laboratoris in the USA are required by Federal law to provide you with your genetic data.

Once you have the file, you can securely upload it to your Sequencing.com account by following the steps in the Uploading section of the Knowledge Center.

To upload the data, you can upload it directly from your computer if the file is less than 100 MB. If the file is larger than 100 MB, you can import the file from a cloud or use Big Yotta, which is an easy-to-use uploader that can upload files of any size (even massive files!) directly into your Sequencing.com account. Big Yotta is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.

 

Import Your Raw DNA Data From Any Cloud

Sequencing.com also offers numerous options to import your data from the cloud or using FTP.

If you have taken a genetic test and your DNA data is stored in a cloud, you can easily import your genetic data into your Sequncing.com account without ever having to download it to your computer.

For example, some genetic testing companies may provide a link to your genetic data that is stored in AWS (Amazon's cloud) or any cloud such as Google Cloud, Google Drive, Azure, Dropbox, Drive, etc.

To import your data from the cloud, go to our upload page. In the section 'Import from Cloud or FTP, paste the cloud link to your DNA data file and click the Import button. Your file will be imported directly from the cloud into your Sequncing.com account.

 

Start Using Your Raw DNA Data Today

No matter which process you prefer, using your raw DNA data has never been easier. Once it is upload or imported into your Sequencing.com account, you will be able to use apps in our DNA App Store to obtain a wealth of personalized insights. From there you will be able to view your results and start outsmarting your genes. So don’t hesitate, and get started learning more about yourself today!

 

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