We are the product of hundreds of million years of evolution. More recently we’re the product of hundreds of thousands of years of evolution as human beings: a cultural species which tamed fire and migrated to six different continents. In the process of our migrations, our species has had to adapt to many different environments and learn to eat many different foods from chili peppers to pickled fish or even honeypot ants.

All of these experiences shape our genetic heritage, and by looking into the patterns of variation, we can tease apart the threads of the story that led up to who you are today. Insitome’s Metabolism product opens a window into the history of our species over these past few hundred thousand years and puts into context your own place in that broader narrative.

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