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    Promethease is 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. Reports normally cost $10. I just received an email notice stating that all uploads are free until May 10, 2018. You can upload your raw DNA from just about any company (FTDNA, Ancestry, 23 and Me, etc). I created one of these reports for myself a few months ago. I just created another report for a family member tonight. Interesting for the medically curious!

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    Thank you! That was very nice of you.

    I use the service every two years, since the new research results keep trickling in. So I can claim to have some experience

    I do not want to discourage anybody from using a free service, but I would like to warn that the analysis of the output can be extremely non-trivial.

    Some items are easy. As a non-Asian male, I can safely ignore statements like "Women with this genotype and diagnosed with [bad things] were 2.15 times more likely [bad things]" or "associated with an increased risk of [bad things] in adolescent Japanese girls".

    Sometimes the meaning is not obvious, but it could be something very common (a mutation present in decisively more than 50%) in my population, then I am not a Joe Average, I am The Norm

    Jokes aside. An instant enlightenment cannot be expected. It would be more like a starting point for a medical research. All the relevant research papers with medical results are linked to the results through SNPedia.

    And even if one thinks about learning something, the interesting results are most likely to be only probabilities or some deficiencies. Yes, there are SNPs unambiguously responsible for bad things, but those cases are kind of guaranteed to have already manifested themselves. Let me stress once again probabilities. An example: a non-albino person on the whiter end of the European skin colour spectrum could have a darker skin colour SNP.

    Mr. W.

    I did not know that the Big Y results could be uploaded too.
    Last edited by dna; 27 April 2018, 02:40 AM.