Genetic testing company 23andme uses “Research Snippet” questions to compare people’s answers to their DNA results.
Typically they are simple questions and often have obvious usefulness – such as “Have you ever undergone LASIK eye surgery?” I would think a comparison of certain locations of the response group individuals’ DNA could one day predict a the likelihood of a certain affliction.
But, I am quite amused by the 2nd question in this research snippet screen capture:
“Does the sound of other people chewing fill you with rage?”
YES. YES IT DOES. (Actually, not really.)
But I am left thinking about those who might answer “I’m not sure.”
“Hmm, well, it is not RAGE exactly, but mandibular gyrations DO cause me to be overcome with a certain combination of ENNUI and MUDEROUS INTENTION.”
For more information on 23andme’s research see their blog – this post in particular:
23andMe Research Team Presents Findings at International Human Genetics Meeting