DNA Tests

Deborah KayBy Deborah KaySeptember 30, 20214 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 – the comprehensive report costs $25 but is very hard to read – it will download all the analysis into one report, where all the categories are mixed up so it gets quite confusing. However, I could only find the hemochromatosis protein (HFE gene) in this report, so you may want to pay for it, if you want to know your genetic predisposition to this.

The basic reports are free but you have to download them one by one. It takes more time, but is also more well organised, as it is downloaded by category, so it’s easier to analyse.  Scroll to 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.

Found My Fitness DNA Reports

The following reports are interesting:

  • ApoE Report: This tells you if you have the ApoE4 – the dementia gene
  • Micronutrient Report: 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)
  • Metabolism report: These are also very interesting (tells you if you’re genetically predisposed to being better or worse metabolisers of carbs, fat, coffee, lactose, etc)
  • Comprehensive Report ($25): Hereditary hemochromatosis which can affect your ability to store iron and can result in liver disease


2. Promethease


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.


5. Gene Food – US$79.99

Gene Food was quite interesting. You upload your 23andme and it gives you a customised nutrition plan based on your DNA. I especially liked the report showing you which genes triggered their dietary recommendations (8 pages in total!).

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