DNA Reports

DNA Reports

Last updated: March 17th, 2021 at 12:03 pm


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The Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative site provides more information about genetic research and offers their own services.

The reports I've seen from my DNA results include:

  • DNA 2015 - Ancestry Reports and limited other reports
  • 23AndMe DNA 2017 - All DNA Reports

DNA Data, Results and Reports

What will you get?

I consider the 23andMe Wellness reports to be informative; something like a GPS-- a guide but absolutely NOT a diagnosis that could or should be acted upon.  With a GPS, you're NOT guarantee of a route, an accurate arrival time or a safe arrival.  A GPS can only give you information about what might occur if you have a "normal" trip.  But life isn't "normal".

Going Further

Upon receipt of my DNA results from 23andMe I did a quick review of the Ancestral results and a more in-depth review of the Wellness reports.  Based on what I know now, the Wellness reports are interesting but, for me, didn't say much--very high-level. In other words, it was like looking at an object a mile away.  The report(s) provided a fair amount of content but the level of discernible detail was limited.  There are many, what I assume to be, significant conditions that are tested for but fortunately, none  (or nearly none) of which returned positive for me.  Keep in mind that some "positives" can be good and others can be bad, depending on the condition. In other words, you might have a positive (favorable) result meaning that you're likely at a low, or at least lower, risk for a condition. Many "tests" (actually, SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms) return a neutral result indicating that either not enough information exists about the SNP or that not enough data from other tests has been collected for a reasonable conclusion to be obtained.

A genetic researcher friend informed me of Promethease.com stating that it would provide "different reports".  So, wanting to go further, for $5 I submitted my raw data to Promethease.com and minutes later had a much more technical and in-depth set of reports that, frankly, were much more than I could understand but that I continue to find to be very interesting and, to some degree, informative.

Wanting to know even more, I struggled through an email conversation with my GP that eventually ended without a satisfactory outcome.  I spoke briefly on the phone with my ophthalmologist and then had a pleasant conversation at a scheduled exam.  I also scheduled a session with my urologist (who welcomed the interaction) for the sole purpose of reviewing the Promethease reports!

Through it all, I now have a recipe (below) to recommend for anyone who wishes to engage with their medical professionals with the intention of getting more from DNA data.  Note that this is possibly something that some might feel is too complicated but in my opinion, it's the only way to go.  By the way, ANY raw DNA data, complete (all 23 chromosomal pairs) or even just the 12 (for ancestry) can be submitted to Promethease.com.

  1. Perform a DNA test from a provider like 23andMe or Ancestry but there are others.  Be sure that they allow you to download the raw data file to your computer.
  2. When you receive your results, download your raw data. In my opinion, it's not just data, it's ME, virtually.
  3. Submit the raw data file to Promethease.com ($12.00 fee as of 8 Oct 2020)
  4. Download the results (report file in .zip format) to your computer.  I believe that the on-line version of the report becomes unavailable after 90 days.
  5. Ask your health care providers/professionals for a list of six or eight key words for which you can search in the Promethease report.  These "key words" would be medical issues or conditions that pertain to YOU specifically, not just conditions in general.  For example, if you have a notable occurrence of heart disease in your family, "heart disease", "cardiac" or other conditions, words or terms specifically related to heart disease should be on that list.
  6. Search the Promethease report for each of the key words (health concerns) and print the results.
  7. Offer the printed material to your health care professionals for their review.

Best regards!