Lactose Intolerance: The genetics of not producing lactase

Are you a milk drinker? Does pouring a cold glass of milk sounds good? Your genes control whether you are likely to produce lactase as an adult, and it is easy to check your 23andMe or other genetic data to see if you are likely…

Intriguing Genes: Differences in how we smell things

Learning about genetics has given me a new perspective on so many different subjects.  For example, seeing first-hand how much of a difference the right vitamins and minerals make in a person’s mood due to changes in their neurotransmitter balance has made me much more…

Ear wax and body odor – it’s genetic

The ABC/C11 gene determines both the type of earwax a person has and their armpit odor. A change in a single base in the code for this gene can cause the gene not to function. People with a functioning ABC/C11 gene have wet earwax and…