How does my DNA become a report?
Your cheek cell contains DNA. We send you a cheek swab collection kit and instructions for providing your sample. Our lab extracts DNA from cells in your swab sample. Then the lab processes the DNA on a genotyping chip that reads hundreds of thousands of locations in your genome. Your genetic data is analyzed, and we generate your personalized reports based on well-established scientific and medical research.
How do I receive my reports?
Our service is exclusively online. You’ll receive your PDF reports via e-mail. In order to receive reports, you need to have a valid email address that allows you to send and receive messages. You also need access to a computer or mobile device that connects to the Internet.
How is MightyDNA test different from ancestral genetic testing?
The MightyDNA test focuses on those genes, which are most relevant to your diet, nutrition and exercise performance. Ancestral testing companies provide information on the geneology of where the tested person is from in the world.
What is the difference between genotyping and sequencing?
Genotyping is the process of determining which genetic variants an individual possesses. While sequencing is a method used to determine the exact sequence of a certain length of DNA. You can sequence a short piece, the whole genome, or parts of the genome. Due to cost effectiveness and efficiency we at MightyDNA.com use genotyping, not sequencing, to analyze your DNA that was obtained from your cheek cells.
How genotyping is done?
Genotyping is the process of determining differences in the genetic make-up (genotype) of an individual by examining the individual’s DNA sequence using biological assays and comparing it to another individual’s sequence or a reference sequence. It reveals the alleles an individual has inherited from their parents.
Do you sell or share DNA data to third parties?
MightyDNA adheres to strict confidentiality and privacy laws that ensure that
genetic information is kept private or only shared with you. Unlike several other
genetic companies, MightyDNA does not sell or transfer any personal data to any
What is GINA and what does it do?
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 enacted May 21,
2008, GINA, pronounced Gee-na), is a federal law that protects people from genetic
discrimination in health insurance and employment.
Is my personal information confidential?
Confidentiality is a respected part of the MightyDNA code of ethics. Your privacy is
our number one priority. We pledge to uphold the highest standards of bioethics
and maintain rigorous policies and procedures to keep your data safe and secure.
We won’t even share your DNA data with any third party without your permission
and we wont ever sell your data. That is our strict policy. We guarantee it!