Wednesday, April 4, 2007

proof you wuz born to cook (a goof)

DNA is destiny. Now there's proof that some people are born to cook.

A genetics researcher at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan analyzed the chromosomes of hundreds of volunteer subjects and found that all those who really liked to cook had two unique genes on one arm of chromosome pair number 11 . The karyotype from one individual shows the location of the genes for cooking and baking as two dark bands located about 1/3 rd of the way up from the bottom of the chromosome on the right of pair number 11.

It's not possible to know if these genes are from the maternal or paternal lineage, nor do they appear to be gender specific. If they were, then they would appear in either an X or Y chromosome (lower right hand corner of the karyotype.)