I have taken a DNA test, how can I get more from my data?
You can upload your genome file from 23andme, AncestryDNA, FTDNA, MyHeritageDNA, LivingDNA, Genes for Good, Vitagene, 24Genetics, sequencing.com and Geno 2.0. If you have taken a test from a different company you can email us using the “contact us form” and we will look into providing support for it.
Is my privacy and genetic data protected at yourDNAportal?
We take our members’ privacy very seriously. We have multiple levels of protection in place and are compliant with UK and EU data protection regulation (GDPR) and are registered with the UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). We will never share your data or results without your explicit request or consent.
How do I access my genome data from my DNA test provider?
You need to download your file from your provider to your computer as indicated on the following page: https://www.yourdnaportal.com/howtodownload
Alternatively contact your DNA test provider to request your file.
How do I upload my genome file to yourDNAportal?
To upload your genome file you first need to sign up and create a free membership.
Once your account has been created you need to click on “upload genome” in the navigation bar where you can select your genome file from your computer. The upload process can take up to a minute to complete depending on your broadband connection.
My upload has failed, what can I do?
You need to make sure that you have a freshly downloaded file from your DNA test provider. Do not open a file with a program like Microsoft Word etc. as this could result in the file being corrupted. If the problem persists, you can email us and we will assist you.
Now I have signed up and uploaded my file, what can I expect to receive at yourDNAportal?
We provide multiple free tools to explore your DNA.
Firstly, in the free genetic health section, you can learn how your genes influence your genetic traits, propensities to disease, inherited conditions and drug response. By learning about your genetic propensities you can optimise your health. Unlike many other sites after you click on a report, your health results will be visible after a few seconds. All these tests will be updated when new information becomes available.
Your Traits: Explore your inherited traits, from hair colour to height. Discover if you are lactose intolerant and your response to alcohol.
Your Health Risks: Learn what your risks of developing various conditions are, from celiac disease to how your process different vitamins
Your Inherited Conditions: Find out your risk of carrying some hereditary diseases.
Your Drug Response: Discover how drugs interact with your unique genetic profile.
Coronavirus: Corona virus Covid-19 genetic susceptibility report.
You can also unlock these in-depth genetic health tests:
Reproductive health: Male and female fertility
Mental health: Genetic mental health and drug response
Diet and exercise: Genetic response to diet and exercise, propensity to weight gain
Longevity and Youthfullness: Longevity, Youthfulness, Skin Health and Physical Appearance
In the free genetic ancestry section, we provide multiple tools which will be regularly updated and optimised. Unlike on many other sites your ancestry results will be visible after only a few minutes.
Each of the calculators draws upon a large and unique pool of population reference samples, allowing you to investigate your genetic ancestry from different perspectives. Initially you can run an admixture calculator, then click on the “oracle” to define your results. We use ancient and modern samples, which allow you to explore your ancestry through various periods of history. We currently have 26 admixture and 28 oracles, which cover modern and ancient ancestry.
In the free section we also have simple SNP analysis tests for East Asian, Native American, African and Neanderthal ancestry.
You can also unlock our Advanced Ancestry Analysis tests as well an in-depth Neanderthal analysis.
Eurasia: Although effective for all people, Eurasia is particularly suitable and accurate for Western Eurasian ethnic groups. The package includes a complete analysis of both ancient and modern origins, which allows you to obtain a large amount of useful information about your ancestry.
Pangea: Pangea is a package capable of capturing even the most distant origins. Like Eurasia, it offers a complete analysis of both ancient and modern origins and is suitable for any ethnic group.
Native American - From Alaska to Tierra del Fuego: This test is based on a totally new and unique admixture algorithm. It is exclusively for people with some Native American ancestry. It analyses autosomal indigenous ancestry from North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. This test will be updated over time as new population samples become available.
African - From Tangier to the Cape: This test is based on a totally new and unique admixture algorithm. It is exclusively for people with some African ancestry. It analyses autosomal ancestry, including Ancient, Modern and North African. This test will be updated over time as new population samples become available.
Neanderthal: Anatomically modern humans (AMH) bred with other archaic groups like Neanderthal and Denisovan, while other “ghost" populations are yet to be identified. The amount of Neanderthal variants that modern people have inherited varies between populations. The maximum level is around four percent, which is significant. This test covers 3,805 markers (SNPs) and by comparing your genome data you will discover how many Neanderthal alleles from these samples you have.
Coming soon: Neolithic, Chromosynthesis and many more.
What else does yourDNAportal offer?
In addition we offer DNA relative matching.
In order to protect our members’ privacy we have chosen to make DNA relative matching optional. To “opt in”, click on “DNA relatives beta” in the navigation bar and select “Edit profile”. There you can opt in and add your profile information and your email address if you wish to be in contact with your DNA relatives. After you have opted in, unlike in the health and ancestry sections where your results are virtually instant, you will have to wait a few weeks for your DNA relative matches to appear.
After “opting in” you will be assigned a unique yourDNAportal Profile ID, which will be different from your user name. It can be found by clicking on your username in the navigation bar.
We have collaborated with WikiTree (the free world family tree). WikiTree is a fantastic way to create a free family tree online. What makes it unique is that it is a collaborative world tree that requires accurate records for each profile, therefore it is one of the most reliable places for family history. You can use your yourDNAportal ID and add it to your profile at WikiTree where it will populate a number of generations of your ancestors’ profiles linking your DNA to your tree. This link explains how to do it: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:YourDNAportal
You can also add your WikiTree ID to your yourDNAportal profile to share your family tree with your DNA relatives matches, if you wish.
How do I delete my account?
You can delete your account permanently removing your data and results from yourDNAportal. Click on your username and then "Account" in the navigation bar. Once on the account management page click on "Delete my account" and follow the on-screen instructions.
Can I have more than one genome file per account?
Currently we support one genome file per email address/account. If you would like to upload an additional file to yourDNAportal you must create another account using a different email address. We plan to introduce a file merging utility soon, which will allow you to merge multiple genome files into one "super file" covering more SNPs.
What if I want to reset my account and change the genome file?
You can reset your account by clicking on your username and "Account" in the navigation bar, and once on the Account Management page, select "Reset my account" and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you reset your account, you would be deleting all your results and permanently loose any test that you have purchased. The better option would be to create a second account using a different email address.
Why have my results changed?
We provide regular updates to the genetic health and ancestry sections, as new studies and information emerge. We optimise your results over time.
Why are my results on the multiple genetic ancestry tests at yourDNAportal different?
Unlike many sites, we offer multiple tools to explore your DNA. We have tests looking at different periods of history, from ancient to modern.
Why are my ancestry results different to those of my full sibling?
Although you inherit half of your DNA from each parent, you inherit a random selection, which may contain a different mix to that of your sibling. This is less relevant for ancestry results for mono-ethnic people, but is relevant for DNA relative matching.
Why do I receive "no calls" on some of my results?
When you take a commercial DNA test, in most cases it is not Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS); in fact they only cover a very small area of your genome. The quality of the data within the files vary. This is why we plan to eventually introduce a superior DNA test covering all the relevant health and ancestry SNPs.
Is there a place where I can discuss my results with other members of the yourDNAportal community?
Yes, we have a private Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/416772036068059
What are the goals of yourDNAportal?
This project was created to provide a platform where new discoveries in genetic health and ancestry are made available, much of which is free.