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![autosome](http://www.isogg.org/w/images/e/ed/Autosomes_diagram.jpg) [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [] } ] } [/block] A SNP (single-nucleotide polymorphism — pronounced "snip") is a mutation in your genome. SNPs can tell you a lot about yourself (hair color, height, muscle type, allergies, response to disease, response to pharmaceuticals, heritage, etc.). Your DNA file from any vendor will be a big list of these SNPs. Think of it like a diff against a reference human genome. Most vendors compare your genome against [GRCh Build 37](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/2758/).