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The Evolution of Bitter Taste Perception

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    187521
  • Did you know that humans sensing bitter tastes have 

    Watch the audience when they try to taste the bitter compound.  Since tasting that form of bitter is a genetic marker, a dominant one, only 75 % of the audience can taste it.  That means that 25% have both recessive genes and can't taste a thing!