Many people describe cilantro as tasting like soap so slipping a bit of the herb into a dish is seen as a culinary crime.

23andMe researchers have identified two genetic variants associated with aversion to cilantro in people of European ancestry.

These two variants are near genes that control the olfactory receptors that determine a person’s sense of smell.


Cilantro Love and Hate: Is it a Genetic Trait?

March 22, 2021
Cilantro, one of the most commonly used herbs in the world, is loved by some and loathed by others. It turns out that a distaste for the "devil herb" is partially explained by genetics. 23andMe lets you bite into the science of cilantro aversion.
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23andMe Adds Four New Trait Reports

June 21, 2018
23andMe recently added to its growing list of more than two-dozen Trait Reports. Together, they help illustrate how our genetics influence more than just physical traits like the thickness of our hair, but also food preferences or certain behavioral traits.
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Good Morning Friend

June 11, 2015
They’ve been friends since the first grade, so Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, YouTube stars with their own daily show, decided to see if there might be some deeper explanation...
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