Maybe we can blame everything on our parents...
In her book My Beautiful Genome, Danish neurobiologist and science writer Lone Frank goes on a personal quest to discover the role of genetics in our lives.
She gets her genes tested for everything from her compatibility with her boyfriend to the probability that she'll develop gout. And she manages to maintain her sense of humour about it all.
Lone Frank concludes that "over the next decade, genetics will become as familiar to us as the personal computer."
The author spoke with Sonali Karnick on a visit to Montreal this week.