23andMe’s Homage to Jeopardy!
February 27, 2013
Remember you didn’t have to get everything correct to be entered into the giveaway. We’ll announce the two lucky winners on Friday. For more on the rules go here.In the meantime, you can grade your own tests. We give you an A for effort.
1) The “23” of 23andMe.com, a site tracing ancestry and personal genetic information, refers to pairs of these…
Too easy. The answer is “What are chromosomes.”
2) Men inherit one copy of this chromosome, while women inherit two ..
If you marked your X on “What is the X Chromosome?” you are correct.
3) This recessive disease is characterized by crescent-shaped red blood cells
The correct answer is “What is Sickle cell anemia?”
4) People with two copies of the E4 version of the APOE gene are at significantly increased risk for this disease
The answer is “What is Alzheimer’s disease?”
5) This famous actor founded a Parkinson’s disease research foundation that partners with 23andMe, Inc.
The answer is “Who is Michael J. Fox?”
6) This fictional adoptee has appeared on the 23andMe blog to illustrate ancestry features
Who is Sheridan?
7) 23andMe was used to analyze the DNA of famous figures on this PBS genealogy series
What is “Finding Your Roots”?
8) Isolated populations can have higher rates of specific genetic variations due to this phenomenon.
What is the founder effect?