Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch. November 9, 2018.

The Grinch’s
results are in.

Explore what his DNA has to say.


Muscle Composition Report

The Grinch’s genetic muscle composition is common in elite power athletes.

Nabbing gifts and sliding down chimneys all require a bit of speed. His fast-twitch muscle fibers that are useful for mischief making likely have the alpha-actinin-3 protein.

Grinch report

Fear of Heights Report

What does the Grinch’s DNA have to say about his fear of heights?

Based on his genetics, the Grinch is less likely than average to experience a fear response when scheming from three thousand feet above Who-ville.

Max and The Grinch scheming from three thousand feet above Who-ville. On the peak of Mt. Crumpit.

Caffeine Consumption Report

The Grinch is likely to drink
more caffeine than average.

Variants near genes CYP1A2 and AHR influence how much caffeine he tends to consume - necessary fuel for a jam-packed day ruining holiday cheer.

312 mg per day Grinch Intake
256 mg per day (Average)

Sweet vs. Salty Report

Genetics influence the Grinch’s taste preferences.

The Grinch is likely to prefer salty snacks, a taste preference influenced by 43 genetic markers that contribute to whether a person (or Grinch) likes salty or sweet treats.

The Grinch breaks a sweet candy cane.

Lactose Intolerance Report

Based on the Grinch’s DNA, he is likely to be lactose intolerant.

The Grinch may have trouble digesting dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese as they typically contain a type of sugar called lactose. Maybe that’s why he winces at the first sight of holiday eggnog.

The Grinch grimacing at dairy The Grinch grimacing at dairy
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