Okay students, pencils down! A week ago Friday we posted the second in a three-part series of educational courses for back-to-school season. The entries are now in. You can see how you did by comparing with the correct answers below. Also, a special congratulations goes out to Damien Marsic for being [...]
September 17, 2012
Back-to-School: Genetics 101 Quiz Results
September 5, 2012
Back-to-School: Human Prehistory 101 Test Results
Correction: Ouch! We mistakenly listed the wrong answer to the last question in the quiz. It has been corrected. Populations are more similar now than they were 500 years ago due to migration and intermixing. The correction did not change the results for the winner. Okay students, pencils down! Last [...]
June 13, 2012
Quiz Answers: Oldest vs. Youngest — Success, Personality, and Health
Theories abound about the effects of birth order on personality, success, and other life outcomes. Last week we quizzed our readers on traits that differed between 23andMe customers who were oldest children (firstborns) versus youngest children (lastborns). Congratulations to Kay, the winner of the quiz! Kay [...]
June 6, 2012
Oldest vs. Youngest — Let the Sibling Rivalries Begin!
Ever felt like your studious oldest sibling was more responsible? Or that your rebellious younger sibling always got the most attention? Our latest quiz questions our thoughts about the effects birth order has on personality, accomplishment, and life choices. This quiz is now closed. See the answers [...]
May 30, 2012
Quiz Answers: Mac vs. Windows — Was Your Intuition Right?
Last week we quizzed our readers on traits that differed between 23andMe customers who use Macs versus those who use Windows. Congratulations to Brenda, the winner of the quiz! She got all three answers correct and will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. So what were the correct answers? Read on… Which of [...]
May 23, 2012
Mac vs. PC — What Are Users Actually Like?
The popular commercials starring Justin Long and John Hodgman tapped into stereotypes, but how accurate were they? We may not be able to tell you if Mac users are more likely to be hipsters, but we did find some interesting correlations with 23andMe customers* who use Macs and with customers who use Windows. [...]
May 9, 2012
What Do You Know About Heritability?
Nature vs. nurture is a question scientists and non-scientists alike have grappled with since the earliest days of human history. One concept we use to describe these two complementary forces is "heritability", or the proportion of variation in the development of a disease or trait in a population that's due [...]
May 6, 2012
Quiz Answers: Traits Associated With BMI
Last week we quizzed our readers on traits associated with BMI among 23andMe’s customers. Congratulations to Suellen, the winner of the quiz! She got all three answers correct and will receive an Amazon gift card. So what were the correct answers? Read on... Which physical trait is most associated with [...]
April 26, 2012
What Do Diet and Personality Have to Do With BMI?
Besides height and weight, can you guess what feature is most strongly correlated with body mass index (BMI)? Over the next few months, we’ll be testing your knowledge of some of the most interesting associations we’re seeing in the 23andMe database. Guess right, and you could win cool prizes, including gift [...]