You asked. We listened. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our 30x Whole-Genome Sequencing service. It is available in 188 countries at an unmatched price of $299.
The most comprehensive genetic test
30x Whole-Genome Sequencing is the gold standard for genetic testing. While most other commercially available DNA tests (e.g. 23andMe and AncestryDNA) read your DNA at about 600,000 positions (~ 0.02%), Whole-Genome Sequencing reads out over 6,000,000,000 positions in your genome (~ 100%). At 30x coverage, Whole-Genome Sequencing is also much more accurate because every letter of the DNA is read on average 30 times. This generates a thousand-fold more information that is also more accurate, enabling more comprehensive reporting on traits and ancestry. However, until now, the cost of whole-genome sequencing made it inaccessible to most people. By offering 30x whole-genome sequencing for $299 we reduced the price more than two-fold.
The most advanced reporting
We bundle our 30x Whole-Genome Sequencing with Nebula Explore, our dynamic reporting service. With a Nebula Explore a subscription you will receive weekly updates based on the latest scientific discoveries, get access to powerful genome exploration tools and learn more about your ancestry than with any other service.
Weekly Reporting Updates
The Nebula Research Library is a weekly-updated collection of research studies that have been curated by the scientists at Nebula Genomics. With the Nebula Research Library, you will be able to stay up to date with the latest research in human genomics and learn how it applies to you. For many studies in the Nebula Research Library, we calculate polygenic scores based on your genetic information and help you interpret your scores by comparing them with the scores of other Nebula Genomics users. You can read more about the Nebula Research Library in this blog post and explore the current content of the Nebula Research Library here.
Genome Exploration Tools
Do you test for the MTHFR gene? Do I have the variant rs6152? How do I open my BAM file? Many of you have asked us questions like that. We realized that our users are interested in different things and there is no single reporting that fits everybody. Therefore, we decided to make our reporting highly dynamic and enable user-driven data exploration. To this end, we have built genome exploration tools that will enable you to answer any question that you might have about your DNA. There are three core tools. With our gene analysis tool, you can examine any gene of interest and identify relevant genetic variants and mutations. Our variant search tool enables you to search your genome for any genetic variant that has been reported in the literature. Finally, you can use our genome browser to take a direct look at your sequencing data.
Deep Ancestry Analysis
30x Whole-Genome Sequencing also enables more comprehensive ancestry reporting than the genetic tests offered by 23andMe and AncestryDNA. This is possible because we sequence the entire Y chromosome (for male users) and mitochondrial DNA (for male and female users) and discover all genetic variants that are present. This enables us to track paternal and maternal ancestry with much greater accuracy. We are providing our ancestry reporting in collaboration with FamilyTreeDNA to give our users access to the world’s largest Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA databases and enable them to connect with relatives. The ancestry reporting will be available in Q2 2020. You can read more about it on the FamilyTreeDNA website here and here.
Full Data Access
We give you full access to your genomic data including FASTQ, BAM and VCF files. You will always be able to download your genomic data even if you decide to cancel your Nebula Explore subscription.
Privacy First Genomics
In addition to offering the most affordable whole-genome sequencing, we seek to address the mounting concerns over genetic data privacy that have slowed down the growth of the direct-to-consumer genetic testing market. To this end, we are building a secure data management platform that combines blockchain-enabled transparency with privacy-preserving computing. This technology enables our users to benefit from affordable personal genome sequencing without risking their privacy. You can read more about our technology here.