One of the most important parts of your 23andMe results is the DNA raw data, which contains information on more than 700,000 genetic markers. While only a fraction of these markers are utilized to trace your lineage, the remaining data holds invaluable insights into your health and wellness, including potential risks for certain diseases. Unlocking this wealth of information is straightforward. By following seven simple steps, you can swiftly download your DNA raw data file in under a minute. Xcode Life can then analyze this data to provide ten comprehensive reports, offering you a deeper understanding of your health.
How To Download 23andMe DNA Raw Data?
Sign in to your 23andMe account from the 23andMe website
Click on the down arrow near your name from the top navigation bar
Select “Browse Raw Data” as shown below
Make sure that you thoroughly go over the disclaimers and warnings provided.
Scroll down to the bottom of the download page until you see the “Submit request” button.
23andMe will send you an email notification once your raw data is ready, or you can just refresh your download page. This may take up to an hour
OR, you can directly access the download page here
A Snippet From A Sample 23andMe DNA Raw Data
Your DNA raw data is a file of size 5-7 MB in the .zip format or 16-21 MB in the .txt format.
23andMe’s Security Breach Update: Raw Data Download Temporarily Blocked
23andMe recently sent emails to many customers notifying them of a breach into the “DNA Relatives” feature in their account.
The email read, “There was an unauthorized access to one or more 23andMe accounts that were connected to you through DNA Relatives. As a result, the DNA Relatives profile information you provided in this feature was exposed to the threat actor.”
Further to this, they have also temporarily suspended the download of DNA data (as of 3rd November 2023)