What Is Raw DNA?

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In the details of your article on ancestry kits it mentions “upload raw DNA.” What does that mean? Specifically, what is raw DNA and how does it differ from regular DNA?

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Sadie Cornelius
January 2, 2018 5:29 pm

Mitchell, great question! Raw data is the information about your DNA test results which some sites allow you to export and/or import to other sites. There are also some third party tools and sites that can use the data for various things but if you do import your data elsewhere, be sure that it’s on a password-protected site that uses SSL encryption for security purposes and that they have a privacy policy in place. Hope that helps and good luck with your DNA quest!