Read more about the contest at the link...software used for the contest is free for personal use, but unless you have a basic understanding about DNA...pass on it...but the premise of the contest is very interesting whereby individuals were given the genetics and had to create a "real role model" person, in other spell out what the person would look like, diseases, etc. Now the page that describes the fictional person is easy enough for anyone to see, so take a look and see what was derived from the DNA given...by the way if you are a regular reader of this blog and a couple others, there's a public profile on the page of one of the sites I link to....anyway it's pretty amazing what was determined from the DNA...blue eyes...can digest milk...dyslexia which she had overcome...stroke risk...and she could go blind as she ages...BD
Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 22, 2008 -- Mike Cariaso's use of the program 'Promethease' to analyze an individual's DNA was deemed best by 23andMe, a personal genomics company that recently held a "Describe Lilly Mendel" contest. The challenge was to describe Lilly Mendel - a fictitious name for a real person - based only on the genetic information determined by 23andMe. Describe a real woman's looks, likes and health issues based only on her DNA. Mike Cariaso used Promethease software plus information from SNPedia about DNA variations known as SNPs (both freely available to individuals) to do just that and won a contest held by the personal genomics company 23andMe.