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Your unique genetic makeup could affect how certain foods nourish or damage your body, but researchers are still looking into the efficacy of following individualized diets. (Photo/Alia Ong, Stocksy United)

Food as medicine? Scientists are getting closer through nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics — the nexus of nutrition, genetics and genomics — is still in its infancy, but USC researcher Cary Kreutzer sees vast potential in its ability to help people take control of their health.