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Whole Genome Sequencing. Decode 100% of your DNA with Whole Genome Sequencing and fully unlock your genetic blueprints.
Privacy First DNA Testing. Begin your journey of discovery without risking the privacy of your most personal information.
Nebula Research Library. Receive new reports every week that are based on the latest scientific discoveries.
Genome Exploration Tools. Use powerful, browser-based genome exploration tools to answer any questions about your DNA.
Deep Genetic Ancestry. Discover more about your ancestry with full Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA sequencing and analysis.
Genomic Big Data Access. Download your FASTQ, BAM, and VCF files and dive deeper into your Whole Genome Sequencing data.
Ready for Diagnostics. Our Whole Genome Sequencing data is of the highest quality and can be used by physicians and genetic counselors.
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30x Whole Genome Sequencing DNA Test
$299
Normally $1000
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A genetic test that decodes 100% of your DNA with very high accuracy. 30x Whole Genome Sequencing offers the best value for money and is the best choice for most people.
100x Whole Genome Sequencing DNA Test
$999
Normally $3500
Save 70%!
A genetic test that decodes 100% of your DNA with extremely high accuracy. 100x Whole Genome Sequencing is recommended for the discovery of rare genetic mutations.
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How does Nebula Genomics compare to other DNA Tests?
We offer the most complete DNA test, the most comprehensive reports and the most advanced technology to protect your privacy.
Other DNA Tests
Decodes 100% of DNA.
Most complete DNA testing enabled by Whole Genome Sequencing.
Decode less than 0.02% of DNA.
Privacy First DNA Testing.
Access technology that enables you to have full ownership and control over your genomic data.
Sell customer genomic data.
New Reports Every Week.
Every week receive new reports that are based on the latest scientific discoveries.
Reports are updated very rarely.
Genome Exploration Tools.
Tools for browsing your data, searching for genetic variants, and analyzing genes.
No dynamic data exploration.
Deep Genetic Ancestry.
Discover your maternal and paternal ancestry with full mtDNA and Y-DNA sequencing.
Incomplete ancestry reports.
Genomic Big Data Access.
All your genomic big data is available for download (FASTQ, BAM, and VCF files).
No data or only sparse data available.
Ready for Diagnostics.
Bring your data to your physician or genetic counselor for a clinical interpretation.
Data unusable for diagnostic purposes.
Why Whole Genome Sequencing DNA Test?
Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) decodes all 6.4 billion DNA base pairs in the human genome including the complete set of all 20,000 genes, mitochondrial DNA, and the Y chromosome. The sequencing of the first human genome cost over $3 billion, but today we have brought the price below $300. Personal genome sequencing enables the discovery of all genetic variation in every individual gene and produces the most comprehensive and accurate genetic test results. The graphic below compares a full genome sequencing with incomplete DNA tests such as DNA genotyping and whole exome sequencing which decode only a few stretches of DNA. Beware of consumer genetic testing companies that decode less than 0.02% of your DNA!
Whole Genome Sequencing Privacy

Privacy First DNA Testing

Nebula Genomics is the leading privacy-focused personal genomics service. Our mission is to make direct-to-consumer DNA testing secure. In partnership with Oasis Labs, we give you access to cutting-edge privacy-preserving technology.

Genome ownership for privacy
Take irrevocable ownership of your Whole Genome Sequencing data.
Genome access controls for privacy
Control who can access your data and for what purpose it is used.
Whole Genome Sequencing data protected for privacy
Keep your genetic information protected in a secure computing environment.
Learn about the technology we’re building to keep your DNA safe
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Nebula Research Library

With Nebula Explore, you can stay up to date with the most cutting-edge genomic research and learn how it applies to your DNA results

Our team curates the latest scientific discoveries to create personalized reports based on your Whole Genome Sequencing DNA test results. New reports on various genetic traits are added every week as scientists publish new research results! The Nebula Research Library already contains over 200 research-based reports.
Explore the Nebula Research Library
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Exploration tools for your personal genomic data with Whole Genome Sequencing

Genome Exploration Tools

Nebula Explore gives you access to powerful tools to explore your Whole Genome DNA Sequencing data.

Our exploration tools enable you to analyze the entire human genome sequence and dynamically generate your personalized reports. You can use our gene analysis tool to examine any human gene, our variant search tool to search your genome for specific genetic variants, and our genome browser to take a direct look at your nucleic acid sequence.
Learn more about our genome exploration tools
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Deep Genetic Ancestry

(coming in Q4 2020)

Whole Genome Sequencing DNA testing decodes your entire Y chromosome (Y-DNA) and your mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).

Unlike other ancestry tests, we identify all genetic markers to fully reveal your genetic makeup and help you discover your family history. We provide a detailed ancestry breakdown based on autosomal DNA. In addition, in partnership with FamilyTreeDNA, we give you access to the world’s largest Y-DNA and mtDNA databases. This enables you to trace your maternal and paternal lines, explore ancestral migration patterns, find relatives through DNA matching, and build your family tree by discovering new family connections. Power your genetic genealogical research with personal genome sequencing!
Deep genetic ancestry using 30x Whole Genome Sequencing data
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Nebula Whole Genome Sequencing Kit

Genomic Big Data Access

Whole Genome Sequencing DNA testing uses high throughput next-generation DNA sequencing technology. Because it is the most complete sequencing method, the full sequencing of a human genome at 30x coverage produces over 100 gigabytes of raw DNA data (over 300 gigabytes of data at 100x coverage). We give you access to this large amount of DNA sequencing data so that you can explore it on your own. You can also bring your data to your physician or genetic counselor for clinical analysis. Our Whole Genome Sequencing data can be used for carrier screening, evaluation of disease risks, and rare disease diagnosis.
FASTQ file generated by 30x Whole Genome Sequencing data by Nebula Explore
FASTQ File
Your raw sequencing data, generated in our labs.
BAM file generated by 30x Whole Genome Sequencing data by Nebula Explore
BAM File
Your genome, reconstructed from your sequencing data.
VCF file generated by 30x Whole Genome Sequencing data by Nebula Explore
VCF File
A list of all genetic variants found in your genome.

FAQs

Who is Nebula Genomics?
Our mission is to usher in the era of personal genomics by providing access to affordable Whole Genome Sequencing and creating technology to protect genomic data privacy. Nebula Genomics was founded by the DNA sequencing pioneer George Church who is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Our offices are located in San Francisco and Boston, two global centers of tech and biotech innovation.
What is Whole Genome Sequencing DNA Testing?
A genetic test that decodes 100% of your DNA is called Whole Genome Sequencing. It includes the sequencing of all genes (coding regions), regulatory genomic regions, the Y chromosome (for males), and mitochondrial DNA. In contrast, other types of genetic tests examine less than 0.02% of your genome (e.g. tests from DNA companies such as AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage DNA, and Living DNA). It is the best DNA test for health, ancestry as well as the best test for genomic research (academia and pharmaceutical companies) and public health purposes. You can learn more about Whole Genome Sequencing (and genetics and genomics in general) on the websites of the
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How is a Whole Genome Sequencing test done?
Whole Genome Sequencing uses a massively parallel DNA sequencing technology called Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS). In contrast to earlier sequencing technologies (e.g. Sanger sequencing), it enables large scale sequencing of many short DNA molecules at the same time. This is much faster than sequencing the full length of the entire genome base-by-base. To determine the order of the short DNA fragments that are output by the sequencing machines, the fragments are computationally mapped to a reference genome and the full-length DNA strands of the newly sequenced genome are reconstructed. When comparing Whole Genome Sequencing with other DNA tests, it is important to note that DNA testing based on sequencing technology is much more advanced than DNA tests used by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA.
What can Whole Genome Sequencing DNA Testing reveal about health?
Whole Genome Sequencing identifies all genetic variation in the genome (e.g. single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), indels, and copy number variations) and it is not limited to single-gene sequencing for specific diseases. For this reason, it is the best DNA test to discover genetic health risks and for diagnosis of genetic conditions. For example, Whole Genome DNA Sequencing can determine if there is an increased risk of developing diseases like hereditary cancers (e.g. a high risk for breast and ovarian cancer) and genetic predispositions to many other health conditions. It can also uncover carrier status for rare diseases. It enables patients to receive comprehensive genetic counseling and improved medical care that takes the genetic disease into consideration. Furthermore, unlike other DNA tests, Whole Genome Sequencing works equally well for people of all ethnicities (e.g. African, Asian, Caucasian, Ashkenazi Jewish, or Native American). Please note that we do not offer diagnostic testing and access to genetic counselors. Our reporting is intended for educational and informational purposes only. However, you can bring your Whole Genome Sequencing data to a physician or genetic counselor for various clinical analyses including carrier screening, evaluation of disease risks, and rare disease diagnosis.
What can Whole Genome Sequencing DNA testing reveal about ancestry?
Whole Genome Sequencing is also the best DNA test for ancestry. Unlike other DNA ancestry services, we fully decode mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA testing; maternal lineage) and Y chromosomes (Y-CHR testing; paternal lineage) which can help identify connections between your DNA profile and distant family members through ancestors who lived a long time ago. This can be particularly useful to identify native American ancestries or, for African American’s, determining their African country of origin. Through our partnership with FamilyTreeDNA, a leading provider of ancestry DNA services, our users will also get access to a large reference population which enables accurate genetic ethnicity estimates (ethnic breakdown). We also provide a detailed ancestry breakdown based on autosomal DNA.
What is the cost of a Whole Genome Sequencing DNA test?
The first human genome was sequenced by the Human Genome Project (HGP) at a cost of over $3 billion. This was the cost of sequencing a human genome 20 years ago. Today, Nebula Genomics offers 30x Whole Genome Sequencing for $299. This makes us the most affordable DNA testing company that is offering Whole Genome DNA Sequencing and genomic data analysis.
How long does a Whole Genome Sequencing DNA test take?
We will send you our at-home DNA testing kit immediately after the purchase. After we receive your DNA kit with your DNA sample (cheek swab or saliva sample) in the collection tube, our testing lab will process your sample within 8 weeks. We will notify you when your DNA test results are ready. Don’t forget to activate your DNA test kit to view your results without delays!
What is the difference between 30x and 100x Whole Genome Sequencing?
30x coverage means that every position in the genome is decoded on average 30 times. This is sufficient for most use cases. 100x coverage means that every position is read on average 100 times. We recommend 100x coverage if you intend to use the data to search for very rare genetic variants that might cause genetic diseases.
How to analyze Whole Genome Sequencing data?
Nebula Genomics gives its users access to powerful tools that make DNA analysis very easy. With these tools, you can examine any gene in your genome, search for genetic variants, and browse through all your sequence information.
How long does a Whole Genome Sequencing take?
The turnaround time is similar to other DNA testing services. We will send you our at-home DNA testing kit immediately after the purchase. After we receive your DNA kit with your DNA sample (cheek swab or saliva sample) in the collection tube, our testing lab will process your sample within 8 weeks. We will notify you when your DNA sequencing results are ready. Don’t forget to activate your DNA test kit to view your DNA results without delays!
Does a Whole Genome Sequencing DNA test include mitochondrial DNA?
Yes. Whole Genome Sequencing is not limited to autosomal testing but also fully decodes sex chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA.
Does health insurance pay for a Whole Genome Sequencing?
In the United States, health insurance coverage for Whole Genome Sequencing DNA testing is generally not provided unless the patient’s medical history provides a very strong indication that a genetic disorder might be present that can be diagnosed only with Whole Genome DNA Sequencing. Please note that because our Whole Genome Sequencing is not intended for diagnostic purposes, it can not be covered by health insurance.

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