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Recently got my 23andme test results. Now what??

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by Healthy7, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Healthy7



    I recently got my 23andme test results, and I was wondering if I could get some guidance as to what to do now? I am quite new to all this.

    I got an email recently from 23andme telling me my test results were ready... but when I logged into my account, I just saw a couple of reports they had on me, telling me about my ancestry, if I had lactose intolerance or not, and other things like that.

    I didn't see anywhere any mention about what SNP's I had, if I had an MTHFR genetic mutation, etc.

    I heard that they can also provide you with your "raw data" (I think on what SNP's you have, etc?). Does anyone know where can I access the "raw data" that they provide?

    I read (from people on this site) that you can then send your raw data to some genetic testing websites/services (eg. Ben Lynch's new service called Strategene, as well as several others), that can then come up with helpful genetic analyses for you, based on that raw data. (I guess letting you know what SNP's you have, etc)

    What am I supposed to do now that I have the 23andme test results back? Please help!


    (PS. It would be helpful if perhaps there was a file up on this site to provide this info to newbies)
  2. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

    Sth Australia
    I cant remember off my head where the raw data exactly is downloaded from the 23andME results without signing in there myself but it is there somewhere and Im sure another will post and tell you. (I remember it took me a bit to find the raw data download link)

    Im posting to give the link for one of the places once you have found it there and downloaded it, you can put it into for free results eg to see if you have the MTHFR mutation etc (for methylation and detox analysis)

    edit.. actually maybe this link will take you right to the 23andME raw data download spot
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2016
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  3. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

    @Healthy7 - You can download your raw data from

    Genetic genie can provide some limited (and often wrong) information regarding methylation.

    I also have a downloadable program at which can be used to find your rare mutations. I recommend downloading "" and "" from and unzipping them into the same folder. The "remarks" file will give gene names and mutation info when applicable, and can be especially useful in conjunction with the "" file, since it produces a lot of results.
  4. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

    does it run on a mac?
  5. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

    Usually. Though it can have problems due to not being a verified program, so settings might need to be changed on the mac.
  6. Janice Hargreaves

    Janice Hargreaves

    I am waiting for my 23andme results due in 6 - 8 weeks. I'm looking forward to getting the raw data too.I had a memory that a while ago Lucinda Bateman was asking for this raw data for her group to study. Does anyone know if they are still doing this? Would Prof Ron Davis at OMF be interested too?

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