Genes don’t fit in the DNA diet

It sounds too good to be true and, according to some scientists, it is: a diet designed for your genetics. South African company DNAlysis Biotechnology is offering consumers a DNA diet, which includes a test for 13 genetic variations associated with obesity, to tailor a diet for a person’s specific genetics. But geneticists and nutritionists…

A life dedicated to fungi – and academics

For Prof Brenda Wingfield of the University of Pretoria fungi are the stuff that genomics researchers’ dreams are made of. However, this tree disease expert’s fascination with genetics goes far beyond fungi. She recently set out to unravel her own genetic ancestry. She has a Scottish king as ancestor somewhere in the very distant past,…