Sites/tools to upload your raw data for further analysis- for 23andMe, Ancestry DNA, FTDNA users — FREE tools included

There are currently more than 20 million individuals who have taken their ancestry genetic test from companies like 23andMe, Ancestry DNA or Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). A fair number have even gotten a Whole Genome Sequence (WGS) done, which involves reading 100% of your DNA. This article presents user experiences with some genetic testing companies and raw data analysis tools.

Uploading your DNA raw data for further analysis

For those of you who have already taken a genetic test, downloading your raw data from the company website should be the next step. (Check out how to download your DNA raw data from 23andMe, Ancestry DNA and Family Tree DNA).

The raw data in itself is difficult to read and interpret. However, you can upload to third-party sites for useful health- and ancestry-related information. Some of these tools are free while others are available for a discount or at a nominal price.

Here is a list of raw data analysis sites:

1. Xcode Life- Try for FREE

2. Promethease

3. GEDMatch- FREE

4. Genetic Genie- FREE

5. Nutrahacker

6. DNAFit

7. Livewello

8. StrateGene

9. My Heritage- FREE

10. DNA Land- FREE

1. Xcode Life- Try for FREE

Price: Try several Xcode Life reports for FREE and if you love the basic reports, then you can upgrade to premium reports

Reports: Nutrition, Fitness, Health, Allergy, Skin, Precision Medicine, MTHFR, BRCA & Breast Cancer, Carrier Status, Personality, Ancestry, ACMG

Type of tool: Health and ancestry

“Make the most of your DNA raw data. Get free access to your APOE gene/Alzheimer’s risk status and 5 more such free reports. More than 700 such health related traits are available based on expert-curated information from databases like ClinVar, OMIM, dbSNP and various other authoritative sources . All raw data formats accepted from both genotyping and sequencing based tests.”
Xcode Life’s current report portfolio

Xcode Life, is a genetic testing company that was established in 2010. They currently offer the largest portfolio of health and wellness based reports in the industry. Raw data files from more than 25 major companies are accepted including 23andMe, Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), Living DNA, My Heritage DNA etc.

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2. Promethease

Informative health report based on data from SNPedia.

Price: $12

Reports: Health

Type of tool: Health

“Promethease is a literature retrieval system that builds a personal DNA report based on connecting a file of DNA genotypes to the scientific findings cited in SNPedia.”

Promethease allows you to upload your DNA raw data from 23andMe and Ancestry DNA. The reports are based on SNPedia, a Wiki-styled repository of user contributed information. Promethease presents SNP and phenotype associations for various genetic variants.

3. GEDMatch- FREE

User-friendly interface for both ancestry enthusiasts and professional genealogists

Price: Mostly free

Reports: Ethnicity break-up and DNA matching service

Type of tool: Ancestry

GEDMatch provides DNA and genealogical analysis tools for amateur and professional researchers and genealogists.”

GEDMatch is a DNA matching website. Here you can upload your raw data from 23andMe and look for DNA matches from several companies such as Ancestry DNA, FTDNA database or 23andme. GEDMatch was recently in the news for playing a key role in uncovering the perpetrator in the Golden-State murders.

4. Genetic Genie- FREE

A free tool dedicated to methylation and detox analysis

Price: Free. Voluntary donations accepted.

Reports: Methylation (MTHFR) and detox reports.

Type of tool: Health

“Methylation and detox analysis from 23andMe results”

Genetic Genie is a free website for uploading your DNA raw data for methylation and detox reports. They currently offer two reports and accept DNA raw data only from 23andMe (upto the v4 chip version).

5. Nutrahacker

They have a partnership with a DNA-based supplement company

Price: $20-$85

Reports: Methylation, Detox, Fitness, Depression, Carrier Status, Celiac disease

Type of tool: Health

“Personalize your list of supplements unique to your genetics.”

Nutrahacker provides DNA raw data based health, fitness and supplementation reports.

6. DNAFit

DNAFit provides nutrition and fitness reports based on DNA data

Price: $79-$149

Reports: Nutrition and Fitness

Type of tool: Health

“Discover how your DNA affects diet and exercise. DNAFit uses your genetic data from 23andMe to provide a holistic, personalised health and wellness solution.”

DNAFit provides diet and fitness advice based on DNA raw data. They offer a total of 24 reports covering diet and fitness insights, coaching choices and training plans.

7. Livewello

Livewello provides a gene variance based on raw data

Price: $20

Reports: Gene variance report

Type of tool: Health

“Livewello will generate a Gene Variance report which contains information on thousands of disease related genes.”

Livewello accepts DNA raw data from 23andMe, Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA and Gene by Gene. They specialize in generating reports that contain information on gene variation associated with genetic diseases.

8. StrateGene

Strategene’s core focus is methylation analysis with MTHFR SNPs.

Price: Free to $45/report

Reports: Gene-based reports for selected genes

Type of Tool: Health

“With StrateGene, you see how clinically relevant genetic polymorphisms taken from 23andMe work and interact with one’s diet, lifestyle and their environment.”

Strategene is an initiative by Dr. Ben Lynch. The service started off as MTHFR reports, but now includes 11 “basic” genes and 11 “bonus” genes.

9. My Heritage DNA- FREE

Free ethnicity break-up and family matches using 23andMe/Ancestry DNA raw data

Price: Free

Reports: Mostly DNA matching

Type of tool: Ancestry

“Our simple DNA test can reveal your unique ethnic background, and match you with newfound relatives.”

I wrote about the MyHeritage DNA ancestry service above. If you have your raw data from 23andMe or Ancestry DNA, you can upload to MyHeritage DNA to get your ethnicity break-up and to find DNA matches within their database.

10. DNA Land- FREE

DNALand is a free service that does ancestry analysis and some trait reports.

Price: Free

Reports: Ancestry, Traits and DNA matching.

Type of tool: Health and Ancestry

“Learn more about your DNA and contribute to important scientific research”

DNA Land accepts raw data from 23andMe and My Heritage DNA. They offer ancestry and wellness trait reports. They also provide DNA matching services.

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