@decodegenetics: Migrate to deCODE this winter! Upload your genetic data for free. http://www.decodeme.com/data-upload
deCODEme wants to give even more people the chance to enjoy the best in personal genomics. Our bioinformatics team has just launched a simple system to enable existing customers of 23andMeâ¢ to migrate their data into deCODEme and to join our growing community. If you already have a 23andMe genetic scan, just click on the button below to begin the upload process and start to view your genome using deCODEme's many advanced features.
This service is available to existing 23andMe customers and for a limited time only.
Enjoy and spread the word!
Do you have a blog post on your personal experience with your SNPchip data from 23andme? Looked but couldn't find one. Curious to know what you think of it. Thanks.
I'm eagerly awaiting the next generation of DTC personal genomics.
I haven't written about it yet. I'm saving my detailed analysis of the service for a separate project, to be described in the near future. Watch this space!
A similar message was posted on the GeneTrends blog
Not too familiar with the 23andme site and would appreciate advice on how to download the necessary genetic text file to take advantage of the deCODEme offer?
Click on Account > Browse raw data in the top right of the screen after logging into 23andMe. Then click on the "download raw data" link.
One of the main assets of deCODEme is their database. By accepting 23andME results, they increase the value of their database for next-to-nothing cost. It's great for them and for those 23andME customers who share their data with them. I suppose 23andME might not be too happy though.
I don't think the raw data per se is particularly valuable, but I noticed that at least some reports ask you to fill out a brief (and optional) questionnaire about your medical and family history background before the results are revealed. This would circumvent some of the pitfalls you described in a previous post
I agree with the prior comments. This is a great way to poach data. Raw data is not that useful, but it gives the warning shot of, we are in this long term and we will steal your customers.......It could technically devastate any perceived value of these companies' "proprietary" database.....which if I remember correctly is what kicked Celera in the nuts....
Maybe deCODEme is transforming their business model from test provider to data interpreter: