DNA Tests

Deborah KayBy Deborah KaySeptember 30, 20216 Minutes

If you have done your 23 and me, here are third party databases that you can upload your raw genetic data to for more insights.

 

Download your raw 23andme data

You can access your raw genetic data within your 23andMe account.

  • When logged in, navigate directly to you.23andme.com/tools/data/
  • Click on Resource in the footer at the bottom of your homepage, and select Browse Raw Data from the available resources.
  • Visit your Account Settings and click on “View” under 23andMe Data. You will see a blue “Download Raw Data” button which will redirect you to the download raw data page.
  • You will get a .TXT file.

 

Upload to third party databases

There are a number of different databases but these were ones I found the most useful.

 

1. Found My Fitness

https://www.foundmyfitness.com/genetics – don’t pay $25 for the comprehensive report because it’s very hard to read – it will download all the analysis into one report, where all the categories are mixed up so it’s very hard to read.

Click on the link at the bottom of the page to see a list of basic reports and then upload your DNA data into each individual report one by one. it takes longer, but the results are downloaded category by category which makes them easier to analyse.

Found My Fitness DNA Reports

These reports tell you if you have:

  • ApoE4 – the dementia gene
  • Mutations in the MTHFR gene (the motherfucker gene) which can result in
    • high homocysteine levels
    • vitamin deficiencies in folate, choline, or vitamins B-12, B-6, or riboflavin (so you will need to supplement with folic acid)
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis which can affect your ability to store iron and can result in liver disease
  • The metabolism reports are also very interesting (tells you if you’re genetically predisposed to being better or worse metabolisers of carbs, fat, coffee, lactose, etc)

 

2. Promethease

https://promethease.com/

This was free when I did it but I understand there is a fee now. This was quite interesting. I found out that I am at 8X greater risk of having glaucoma and 4X greater risk of male baldness. Thank god I’m not male.

 

3. SNPedia

You can also look up individual SNPs on this encyclopedia https://www.snpedia.com/index.php/SNPedia V interesting!

 

4. X Code Life

I paid for this but I didn’t find it super useful so not recommended at all.

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