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, 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.Read More
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.Read More