Curious about my ancestors and not my predisposition to illnesses, I had my saliva tested by 23AndMe a number of years ago. Imagine my surprise when the company recently shared thirty-four traits gleaned from my DNA.
To think that they are able describe me from a globule of spit is a bit unnerving. Here are some of the highlights:
Genetic Predisposition Marie
For green or blue eyes
52% of my genetic group has blue eyes and 17% green eyes
For detached earlobes
72% of my genetic group have detached earlobes
For longer ring finger than index
66% of my genetic group has a longer ring finger
|Ring finger longer than index
For wet ear wax
93% of my genetic group wet ear wax
|Wet ear wax
Chocolate ice cream over vanilla
66% of my genetic group prefers chocolate
|Aha! Here I thought I’d tripped them up. I much prefer vanilla ice cream but, if given a choice, I want it with chocolate syrup.
About the asparagus…. Apparently, your urine smells differently after eating it, and 66% of those with my genetic type can smell the difference.
Hmmm. I’ve never noticed. Do you want to know when I find out, or is that too much information?