Monday, December 20, 2010

Open-ended submission opportunity for 23andMe data

In the spirit of the holidays, I am open to receiving 23andMe data for analysis. This will be an open-ended call rather than one with a deadline, and I will announce when it will be over in this very post.

Who is eligible

Everyone who is of European, Asian, or North African ancestry and all four of his/her grandparents are from the same European, Asian, or North African ethnic group or the same European, Asian, or North African country.

Please do not submit samples of relatives, as these make analysis difficult. I consider 2nd cousins and closer relatives to be related.

I am sorry that I can't process everyone's data, so if you don't fit the above criteria and you feel you should be included, feel free to write to me (but don't send me your data!) and I will keep it in mind. Also, you can subscribe to the feed for future opportunities to submit your data.

What you will receive

You will receive the standard K=10 analysis results such as this, and you will also be eligible for other types of tests such as Galore analysis or regional studies

Your raw data or genealogical information will not be shared or distributed in any manner, and it will not be analyzed for any other purpose than assessment of ancestry (i.e., not for any physical or health-related traits). It will be identified by a unique ID, known to you and me, and results will be posted in the blog using that ID. I will continue to analyze your data for ancestry, and new results will be posted using that same ID. Also, I will report aggregate results for populations with at least 5 participants.

What to send

Send your zipped autosomal data to Also let me know something about your ancestry (e.g., ethnic group, country of origin of grandparents, or anything else that might be useful).


  1. WOOHOO now I'm just waiting for 23andMe to cough up my results! Thanks!