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Health Tools for Your DNA Results

By Dana McCullough Premium

Your genetic genealogy results can not only tell you about your ancestry, but also provide insight into your health. These websites and apps let you upload your raw DNA data and get reports that estimate your risks for certain medical conditions. Some have additional tools to help you track your health information. These tools aren’t regulated by the FDA, so use the results with caution and talk to your doctor before making health decisions based on the DNA results.

 CompanyCost  What it does User tips
 DNAdoctor $10.99 (Android), $11.99 (iOS)analyzes more than 260 common genetic mutations to provide information primarily on wellness and nutrition
results focus on mutations related to diet, impact of prescription medications, and allergies and sensitivities
Compatible with 23andMe, AncestryDNA and FamilyTreeDNA results, but data from 23andMe provides the most complete information.
 GeneKnot free; donations acceptedprovides search results from publicly available scientific research using your genetic data
uses disease-related Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) to “calculate genetic distances to find people with similar genetic variants”
Works with primarily with DNA data from 23andMe. Also accepts data from AncestryDNA. Your relative genetic distances are visible to others, but SNPs aren’t visible due to privacy concerns. An online community helps you find people with similar health risks.
 Interpretome freegenerates variance and health reports for SNPs
generates reports based on your diagnoses
tracks health providers, medications and labs
has an online community for support and questions
Works with data from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA (autosomal), Gene by Gene, Genes for Good and MapMyGenome. Health reporting tools require a gene report purchase plus a monthly subscription ($5.95 per month or $60 per year).
 Livewello $19.95 (one-time fee, with access to free updates)generates variance and health reports for SNPs
generates reports based on your diagnoses
tracks health providers, medications and labs
has an online community for support and questions
Works with data from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA (autosomal), Gene by Gene, Genes for Good and MapMyGenome. Health reporting tools require a gene report purchase plus a monthly subscription ($5.95 per month or $60 per year).
 Promethease$5-$10 per reportuses research cited in the SNPedia.com human genetics wiki to create your report
features reports with tutorials to aid understanding
filters report data by topic, medical conditions and more
Works with data from 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, Genos, DNA.land, Genes for Good and MyHeritage. Accepts gVCF files.
Deletes reports after 45 days, but you can download yours (on Windows PCs, click Extract All Files from the download window to ensure you get the full report).

A version of this article appeared in the May/June 2016 Family Tree Magazine.

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