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Seeing Double

February 08, 2016
Twins have long fascinated us as humans, so much so that twin stories are ingrained in the mythology of almost every culture.Beyond folklore, the study of twins has also become...
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Back-to-School: Genetics 101 Quiz Results

September 17, 2012
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...
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Back-to-School: Human Prehistory 101 Test Results

September 05, 2012
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...
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Quiz Answers: Oldest vs. Youngest — Success, Personality, and Health

June 13, 2012
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). So what were the correct answers? Read on...
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Oldest vs. Youngest — Let the Sibling Rivalries Begin!

June 06, 2012
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.
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Quiz Answers: Mac vs. Windows — Was Your Intuition Right?

May 30, 2012
Last week we quizzed our readers on traits that differed between 23andMe customers who use Macs versus those who use Windows. Congratulations to, 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…
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Mac vs. PC — What Are Users Actually Like?

May 23, 2012
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. Guess right in our quiz and you could win a prize!
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What Do You Know About Heritability?

May 09, 2012
Is it nature or nature? One concept scientists use to describe this balance is "heritability". But there are some nuances to this concept that often cause it to be misinterpreted. Show us what you know about heritability in this week's quiz!
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Quiz Answers: Traits Associated With BMI

May 06, 2012
Last week we quizzed our readers on traits associated with BMI among 23andMe’s customers. Congratulations to Suellen, the winner of the quiz! So what were the correct answers? Read on...
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What Do Diet and Personality Have to Do With BMI?

April 26, 2012
Besides height and weight, can you guess what features are most strongly correlated with body mass index (BMI)? Over the next few months, we’ll be testing your intuition on some of the most interesting associations we’re seeing in the 23andMe database. Guess right, and you could win cool prizes, including gift cards and 23andMe schwag! Then come back the next week to learn the answers and see who won.
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