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The Edit Genetics panel is the place to store the genetic characteristics of a person such as their blood group (ABO and Rhesus (Rh) blood group system), hair colour and eye colour (left and right eyes can be defined separately).  You can store other genetic information as a note.

The edit genetics panel

Fig 1. The Edit Genetics panel.

DNA test results

You can record results from Y-chromosome DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA tests.

Adding a DNA test result

To add a DNA test result, right click the DNA test results list box and choose the type of DNA test result you want to record.

Adding a DNA test result

Fig 2. Adding a DNA test result.

Recording information from a DNA test result

Selecting a DNA test result from the list of test results loads it for editing.  In most cases, you would simply store the main conclusion from a DNA test (such as the haplogroup the of the person tested).  You can also import and store the raw data in the form of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), short tandem repeats (STRs), or full sequence data.

Editing a DNA test result

Fig 3. Editing a DNA test result.

Importing STR and SNP data

SNPs and STRs can be imported from a comma separated value list stored in a text or comma separated value file.

Importing STR or SNP data

Fig 4. Importing STR or SNP data.

The file should use ASCII or UTF-8 encoding.  Each line should contain one STR or SNP.  Line formats and samples for each type of data which can be stored are provided in the table below.

Test result Data type Line format Sample
Y-DNA SNP RSID,Chromosome,Position,Genotype Y-DNA SNP sample
Y-DNA STR Marker,Repeats Y-DNA STR sample
atDNA SNP RSID,Chromosome,Position,Genotype atDNA SNP sample
atDNA STR Marker,Repeats atDNA STR sample
mtDNA SNP Value mtDNA SNP sample