Nutrigenomics is a word typically associated with shady companies trying to use genetic tests to sell you expensive diets – but GenomeWeb News reports that the area may finally be receiving some legitimate scientific attention:
The Salk Institute today said that it will use a $5.5 million grant
from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to create a
center to study nutritional genomics.
The La Jolla, Calif.-based institute will use the funding to launch
the Salk Center for Nutritional Genomics, which will study the effects
of nutrition and genetic interactions on metabolism, the immune system,
cancer, and diabetes.