You can access your raw genetic data in your 23andMe account. Using the Browse Raw Data feature, you can view or download your data at any time in its raw, uninterpreted format (your A’s, T’s, G’s, and C’s).
The DNA in your genome is primarily organized into 23 chromosome pairs: 22 homologous chromosome pairs (called “autosomes”) and a pair of sex chromosomes (two X chromosomes, or an X and a Y chromosome). In addition, there is genetic information found in your mitochondrial DNA. The main view of Browse Raw Data shows a pictorial display of each chromosome. Note that this display will be the same for all customers, regardless of their genetic sex.
There are two ways to navigate the Browse Raw Data feature:
1. You can type the name of a gene, marker (rsID), or genomic position into the search box. Your raw data results will be displayed in the table below the chromosome graphic (see above). Additionally, the chromosome graphic will be updated to highlight the chromosome your searched gene, marker, or position is found on.
2. You can click on a chromosome to view the associated markers. In other words, all markers that are on this chromosome will be shown in the table below the chromosome graphic. When a chromosome is selected, the feature will display:
- The markers on that chromosome
- Whether each marker is located within a gene or is intergenic
- Your genotype at each marker