What to do with your 23andMe data?

Katarína Bö
3 min readApr 23, 2016


There are tons of ways of what to do with the raw data from 23andMe and this is a research summary of services that can provide you something more from it. I will update this list, if I find something new.

Yeah I know that you will probably trying to tell me, that DNA testing has it’s own pitfalls (Why is this $99 home DNA test kit causing such an uproar?) and you should not try to interpret any results of your own, unless you are highly educated to do so. And also, that those results are not conclusive at all. And that it’s better not to know everything about you, at least in sometimes. Privacy of the data uploaded is another important question to consider…

Anyways, here it is:

Services that provide analysis of raw 23andMe data

Some of these pages are acctualy more or less replacing the old reports of 23andMe with health risks, some are ancestry related.

  • Page exculsively written about this post topic - 23andYou
    - repository of many tools dedicated to extracting information from your data by 23andMe
  • Impute.me - online analytics-server that implements many of the thoughts from genome-wide association studies — i.e. always multi-SNP signatures and always running the data through a computational technique called imputation, run by a genetist, for now it’s free and it takes some time to analyse your data, but it’s really worth waiting a day or two
  • Promethease - a literature retrieval system that builds a personal DNA report based on connecting a file of DNA genotypes to the scientific findings cited in SNPedia, anaysis cost $5–10 (at the time
  • SelfDecode.me - formerly Decodify.me, is run by Joe from selfhacked.com and is in beta release for bio hackers
  • Genetic Genie - provides some methylation and detox reports (for me, at least for now, detox is just kind of buzzword with no exact meaning)
  • FamilyTreeDNA - family finder thing
  • DNA.land - geneticists from Columbia University and the New York Genome Center that will use your data for research and provide you some report and /or find some relatives of you
  • Liwello - costs about $20, reports for 600,000 SNPs, AND attach 12 resources for generating reports
  • DNAFit - reports from 23andMe data about fitness and diet

Services that can help you with SNPs analyzed

  • SNPedia - kind of a wiki pages of many SNPs analyzed by 23andMe
  • PubMed - I use it as a newspaper
  • dbSNP - repository not only for human species’ SNPs
  • Ensembl
  • Gene Cards
  • Genetic Home Reference - consumer-friendly information about human genetics from the National Library of Medicine
  • MalaCards - an integrated database of human maladies and their annotations, modeled on the architecture of GeneCards database of human genes
  • OMIM - an online catalog of human genes and genetic disorders
  • Sterling’s App - I don’t know much about this, but could be usefull for findings about methylation, costs $10–30.
  • WikiGenes
  • ..and of course SciHub and LibGen could be usefull too. Or just any good library.

Other interesting services

  • GEDmatch - tools for DNA and Genealogy Research
  • Ancestry.com
  • Geni.com - service for creating your own family tree (I got to this while searching in 23andMe database of user’s names that could be related to me)



Katarína Bö

UX designer at Lighting Beetle*, curious weirdo, obsessed with asking smart people dumb questions, in love and hate with sounds and the visible spectrum.