Beginner’s Guide To Genetic Data

I recently wrote a Medium article as anĀ intro to understanding personal genetics data.

The last few months I’ve indulged in a deep dive in my own genetic data, provided to me by 23AndMe. Starting from basically no knowledge about biology or genetics, I’ve learned a huge amount about my genome and about genetics in general.

My goal was to create some cool visualizations. This is the first… a visual of the 300 most researched SNPs in the human genome. The bar height indicates how much research has been done on a particular SNP and they are organized according to where in the human genome sequence they sit.


And if you have no idea what I’m talking about and you have 20 minutes, go read my introduction to genetics for people who are interested in genetics data but don’t want to go to grad school (again).