To get started, click the “Connect with 23andMe” button to connect directly with 23andMe or upload your genome zip file. Because of privacy concerns, file uploads and connections to 23andMe are done securely and your personal genome information is never shared or collected.
You can test Genetic Genie with this example file: genome_Lilly_Mendel_Mom__Full_20120818003901.zip
This is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. Generated data may have errors and should not be used in place of proper medical testing. The information on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.
Frequently asked questions
Is my personal genome information collected or stored?
Your personal genome information and names attached are not collected or stored. It is necessary to get retrieve the names associated with your account when using the “Connect with 23andMe” button because some people have many profiles on one 23andMe account. However, none of this data is stored on the server.
When uploading a genome file, the file is only on the server for a matter of seconds (until the server extracts relevant SNPs), and then your genome is immediately deleted.
When you choose to create a PDF file, a temporary file is created on the server. This file is not accessible by anyone else and is deleted within 24 hours.
Does Genetic Genie still work since 23andMe stopped providing health information?
Yes. However, 23andMe recently changed their sequencing chip (they are now using their V4 chip) and no longer provides information on the following SNPs:
- MTRR H595Y (rs10380)
- MTRR R415T (rs2287780)
- BHMT-04 (rs617219)
- AHCY-02 (rs819134)
- CBS N212N (rs2298758)
- SHMT1 C1420T (rs1979277)
If you were genotyped recently by the new chip, these SNPs will not output information. If you have been genotyped in the past with the V3 chip, these SNPs will still output information.
Is the site secure?
Security is a priority, and information is encrypted with an HTTPS connection. Furthermore, when using the “Connect with 23andMe button”, a highly secure and encrypted protocol is used when exchanging data.