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Accessing your Raw Data

The raw data provided by 23andMe is an advanced view of all the uninterpreted raw genotype data, including data that is not used in 23andMe reports. This data has undergone a general quality review however only a subset of markers have been individually validated for accuracy. As such, the data from 23andMe's Browse Raw Data feature is suitable only for research, educational, and informational use and not for medical or other use.

You can access your raw genetic data within your 23andMe account one of three ways:

  • Locate the Browse Raw Data tile on the homepage of your 23andMe profile; it looks like this:

  • Select the option from the profile menu by clicking on your name in the upper right-hand corner of your account homepage and selecting Browse Raw Data from the dropdown. The menu looks like this:

The main view of the Browse Raw Data feature shows each chromosome and tells you how many DNA bases and genes are in each chromosome.

You may type the name of a gene or SNP rsid# into the appropriate search box and the viewer will show you your data at that location. You can also click on a chromosome to take a look at the associated SNP data. When the viewer is zoomed in on a chromosome, it tells you whether you are looking at a gene or between genes, what SNPs are in the neighborhood, and what your data is at the SNPs.

If you wish to download your raw data click on the Download link in the top right of the raw data pages. The data is in the form of a zipped text file. The text file includes the thousands of lines of your genotype call data (your A's, T's, C's and G's). It can be opened in a text editor. The download feature requires you to re-enter your account password as well as enter your answer to the secret question that you chose during account setup.


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