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The Science of Picky Eaters, Smart Marine Mammals,...

Don't like broccoli? Your DNA may explain why, because your sense of taste is largely encoded in your genes.
Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainNova

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(Program not available for streaming.) What makes a dish taste good to some people and terrible to others? Why do many people, particularly many kids, find broccoli and spinach unbearably bitter? Neil deGrasse Tyson, whose mother says he was always a good eater, sets out to investigate the science behind our sense of taste. It turns out that genetics largely determine our taste, and specific genes may provide new excuses for picky eaters.

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