10 Facts About Genes That Explain Our Whole Lives

Our genes make us who we are and predetermine many events in our life. Understanding our DNA is like solving a puzzle that sheds some light on many ordinary things that happen to us. For example, scientists reveal how our genes may influence our eating habits, why it might be impossible to live forever, and what we really can inherit from our parents.

We at BrightSide are fascinated with the miracles that occur inside of our bodies and can’t wait to share our findings with you.

1. There’s a good reason why some people

hate broccoli.

10 Facts About Genes That Explain Our Whole Lives

Scientists finally found out why the option to have broccoli for lunch disgusts some people so much. It turns out that the vegetables in the Brassica genus, like broccoli and cabbage, contain chemicals that are similar to phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). This chemical may taste differently depending on the person’s genetic predisposition and their taste buds. So for some people, these vegetables may be tasteless or bitter.

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