During the month of May, celiac associated organizations make a special effort to raise the public’s knowledge and perception of the disease. Although an estimated 1% of the world population has been diagnosed with celiac disease (CD), there are still many misunderstood aspects of celiac disease including how genetic health risk (GHR) can run through multiple generations of a family.

To celebrate celiac disease awareness month this quick internet scavenger hunt is designed to raise your awareness of celiac genetics with 10 fun riddles about celiac genetics from a celiac disease family. After you read the clues, click the on the box to find the answer.

A and G and C and T. What should these letters let me see?

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The DNA code

DNA makes up a gene. If the code is changed what does it mean?

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There is a Genetic Health Risk (GHR).

GHR is easy to say. What does it stand for in a longer way?

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Genetic Health Risk

CD is even easier to say. What does it stand for in a longer way?

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Celiac Disease

Both my parents have CD. What shows GHR for me?

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Genetic testing

GHR is coded by my genes. What gene test tells me what this means?

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DQ2 and DQ8

The genes were negative for me. Will I also have CD?

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GHR for CD < 1%

But gluten doesn’t work for me. Is this still sensitivity?

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Non-celiac gluten sensitivity

If both parents are positive for CD and their children are at risk, what diet will the family most likely be on?

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A gluten-free diet

Now I know about CD. Tell me what this means for me:

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Celiac Disease Awareness

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