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The easiest way to make a report is to visit

This takes about 10 minutes and costs $5 (all major credit cards accepted).

How-to videos

An example report based on either

What is Promethease?[edit]

Promethease is a literature retrieval system that builds a personal DNA report based on the scientific literature cited in SNPedia and a file of genotype (DNA) data. Customers of DNA testing services (23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA,, Complete Genomics, ...) can use it to retrieve published data about their DNA completely independent of whichever company produced the data.

Read about the features of Promethease.


  1. This one shows risks when taking medicines called statins
  2. Paid runs include an interactive report

We do not store your genome, so most users remain completely anonymous and private, however these people have shared their real promethease reports as useful examples



Report problems and workarounds at Talk:Promethease or email

If you'd like to test it, you can use this as test data.

Promethease and your privacy

How to get your raw data

These file formats are understood

Desktop Downloads[edit]

Paid features are not currently available. Desktop downloads are still possible, but are becoming increasingly plagued by Orientation problems. StabilizedOrientation will probably fix this in time, but is not supported in the most current release of the Desktop tool.

The earliest versions of Promethease ran on a desktop computer, unlike the current version which runs over the web. This is still available, and it has some features which are not yet in the web based version. Those features only matter if you have the data for other family members or multiple companies. But there are also many more bug reports related to these versions, because it is hard to support every version of Windows, Mac and Linux, and to deal with firewalls, antivirus apps, and the other differences on each machine. So you can run Promethease from your own machine, and I will still issue refunds for reported bugs, but do understand you're much more likely to have a problem.

Free runs take approximately 16 hours to run. An optional $2 payment per run unlocks extra features and reduces runtime to approximately 10 minutes.



Note that I'm currently unable to make newer versions of Promethease for the Mac. You can safely ignore the warning about a newer release.


If you have any problems, we're good about refunds, but it can sometimes take 24h before you'll get a response to your mail. Please be patient, and send detailed bug reports to Please notify promptly, as we are unable to issue refunds for transactions after 5 days.