We understand that some customers may be interested in the raw genetic data provided by 23andMe. It is important to keep in mind that the raw data provided by 23andMe has undergone a general quality review however only a subset of markers have been individually validated for accuracy. The data from 23andMe’s Browse Raw Data feature is suitable only for informational use and not for medical, diagnostic or other use. We advise that you consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes.
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 and a pair of sex chromosomes (two X, or an X and a Y). 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 or SNP rsid# into the search box; the feature will display your data at the specified location and the chromosome the gene or SNP of interest is located on will be highlighted in the display above.
2. You can click on a chromosome to view the associated SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) data. In other words, all SNPs that are included on this chromosome will be shown below the pictorial display. When a chromosome is selected, the feature will display:
- If you are viewing a gene or between genes
- The SNPs positioned nearby
- Your genotype at the listed SNPs