This falls into the “just for fun” category.
I received this e-mail from 23andMe a few weeks ago.
I found this interesting, so I clicked on the “see my report” link.
I don’t like cilantro, but it doesn’t taste like soap to me, just bitter.
This genetic connection was reported in two papers written by 23andMe and is found on two different genetic locations, one described above, and one, below.
On this same page, my family and cousins were listed by group of who carries which version of the gene. I found that interesting, so I decided to ask and see how reality stacked up to genetic prediction.
I texted my kids to see if they liked Cilantro, and the fact that they were excited, thinking I had found a new recipe to try, gave me the answer. They both do. I don’t. Let’s see how this stacks up to those two marker values and their cumulative predictions.
|Rs2741762||Rs3930459||Actually Likes or Dislikes|
|Son||Typical odds like/dislike||Higher odds of disliking||Likes|
|Daughter||Typical odds like/dislike||Typical odds like/dislike||Likes|
|Me||Lower odds of disliking||Higher odds of disliking||Dislikes|
Looking at this information, my son should probably dislike Cilantro, my daughter would have normal odds of liking or disliking it, and if I averaged, I’d fall in the middle too, but that’s not how it worked out in real life.