How to Download Your Raw DNA Data

Your raw DNA data is the file that is generated by the testing company and provides your values at each location that was tested in your DNA. That raw data is a valuable record, and you should keep it for your own records. Choose a testing company below to see how to access that data and save it to your computer.


Before you can take your autosomal data anywhere, you have to download it from the company who has it. Choose your testing company to get started.

Once you have your raw DNA downloaded, you may want to transfer it to another company.

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