My DNA Made Me Eat It

It’s not my fault – I was programmed to eat a bucket of KFC at every meal!

What Your Genes Want You to Eat
By BRUCE GRIERSON

“A trip to the diet doc, circa 2013. You prick your finger, draw a little blood and send it, along with a $100 fee, to a consumer genomics lab in California. There, it’s passed through a mass spectrometer, where its proteins are analyzed. It is cross-referenced with your DNA profile. A few days later, you get an e-mail message with your recommended diet for the next four weeks. It doesn’t look too bad: lots of salmon, spinach, selenium supplements, bread with olive oil. “