At Nebula, we’re pleased to offer free whole genome sequencing (a $99 value) to anybody who signs up for our platform and earns 1000 credits. Follow this guide to earn 1000 credits and redeem them for DNA sequencing.
The three ways you can earn credits are by completing our surveys, by referring friends to sign up for our platform, or by importing data from another genetic testing service (e.g. data you downloaded from 23andMe, Ancestry, etc.). Currently, you can earn a maximum of 550 credits through surveys (11 surveys total x 50 credits earned per completed survey), a maximum of 500 credits by referring friends (5 friends x 100 credits earned per successful referral), or a maximum of 100 credits by importing data (import data from another service once).
How to earn credits by completing surveys:
In addition to earning credits, completing these surveys will help us match you with researchers who are interested in using your genomic data, giving you the opportunity to help contribute to scientific breakthroughs while earning more rewards.
Step 2: Navigate to our “Earn” tab at the top right of the dashboard, where you’ll find a list of all currently available surveys that you haven’t completed yet.
Step 3: Click on whichever survey you’d like and get started! Click the forward arrow at the bottom right to navigate to the next question.
If you complete all of our current surveys (11), you’ll earn 550 credits. You can refer friends and optionally import data to get the remaining 500 that you’ll need for free sequencing .
How to earn credits by referring friends:
You earn 100 credits per friend that you refer, up to a maximum of 500 credits for referring 5 friends. Refer friends by sharing your personal invite link in any of your preferred methods of communication (e.g. email, text message, social channels…etc). You can find your personal invite link at the side bar of your home page, which is the page you land on directly after logging in (you can also reach this page by clicking the “Home” tab at the upper left of the page).
Every time one of your friends uses your link to create an account and complete our basic survey, you’ll earn 100 credits! For more specific info on the referral process, see this step-by-step guide.
How to earn credits by importing data
You can earn 100 credits by importing data from another genetic testing service that you’ve used in the past. You can find the “Import your Health Data” option on the “Earn” tab, towards the bottom left of the page. We currently support importing data from 23andMe, Ancestry, Veritas Genetics, FamilyTreeDNA, and MyHeritage. For more specific info on importing data, see this guide.
I have 1000 credits, now what?
If you’ve completed enough surveys and referred enough friends to earn 1000 credits, you’re all set to order free DNA sequencing! Just navigate to our marketplace at the bottom of the “Home” tab (this is the tab you’re automatically sent to as soon as you log in) and click on our “Low-Pass Whole Genome Sequencing” option.
Simply enter your shipping information, place your order, and we’ll send you a spit kit within 2 weeks! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.