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Friday, June 05, 2009

[Hannah]: Factoid of the week, don't read while eating

Told to me by a young med student friend:

There is no such thing as a gene that blocks you from having stinky pee when you eat asparagus. There IS, however, a gene without which you cannot smell the "stink" of asparagus pee.

We were really hooting as we tried to figure out under what conditions scientists achieved this breakthrough.

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