FAQs - Sharing DNA Data

Can I upload any DNA file?
Currently, we accept DNA genome-wide genotyping files from consumer genomics companies: 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, and FamilyTreeDNA. We have more ...
Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 10:39 AM
DNA File Format Updates
LunaDNA currently accepts DNA files from four vendors: 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA, and MyHeritage. From time to time, these companies update the f...
Tue, May 21, 2019 at 8:55 AM
What are genetic tests?
Many different types of genetic tests exist. We recommend you explore these resources to learn more about genetic tests and how and why you may want or need...
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 11:18 AM
What are direct-to-consumer genetic tests?
Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are tests offered directly to consumers without a physician's order. Many companies now exist that offer direct-to-con...
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:56 AM
Can my genetic information be used to discriminate against me?
In the USA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) is a federal law that protects individuals from genetic discrimination in health...
Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:10 AM
What is genome-wide DNA genotyping by microarray data?
Data produced from a product that targets and reads pre-selected genetic variations, within human DNA (i.e. the human genome). Genome-wide means that the pr...
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:49 AM
What is DNA targeted gene data?
Data produced from a product that targets and reads a pre-selected subset of genetic variants or subset of genes (typically not across the entire genome or ...
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:49 AM
What is DNA whole genome sequence data?
Data produced from a sequencing product that sequences the entire human genome including all genes (coding regions), as well as all DNA not within genes (no...
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:50 AM
What is DNA exome data?
Data produced from a sequencing product that encompasses all genetic variation within all of the genes in the human genome, also known as the coding region ...
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:50 AM
What is genome-wide DNA genotyping by sequencing data?
Data produced from a product that sequences the entire human genome at 0.5x to 5x coverage. Coverage refers to the average number of reads that cover a spec...
Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:49 AM