Easy access to your users' DNA data
Our free API allows you to connect directly with user DNA data. We deal with the hassles of DNA file uploads, sample collection, and genotype imputation. Set up an account and start building products with Gencove.
- Unlimited user DNA file uploads
- Unlimited API calls
- Email support
- All the Basic plan features
- Custom analysis pipelines
- Dedicated support
What is the advantage of using an API instead of requesting a file upload?
User uploads can come from many different companies and in many different formats, and user errors mean that files are sometimes corrupted. User uploads also are not possible on mobile devices. We handle all of these issues, and standardize the genomic data using imputation. Once a user has their data on Gencove, it’s available to you whether the user reaches your site on desktop or mobile.
What data are available through the API?
The data you can request from a user include the original genotype/sequencing data (e.g. a sequencing BAM file or an ancestryDNA text file), an imputed VCF, an ancestry summary for the individual and (if applicable) a microbiome summary.
What is genotype imputation?
Genotype imputation is a method for using measured genetic variants to fill in the “missing” ones that have not been measured. It works because we know from thousands of sequenced genomes that there are set of genetic variants that are all found together, and so if you measure one of them you can guess with high probability to remainder. Learn more on Wikipedia.
What reference panel do you use for imputation?
We currently use the 1000 Genomes Phase 3 reference panel. We are experimenting with the Haplotype Reference Consortium data, if you have specific reference panel needs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.