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Video Short: Blocking Bitter Taste

Neil deGrasse Tyson meets a genetically modified mouse that can't sense bitter tastes.
Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW

Program Description

Some genetically modified mice can't sense bitter tastes like those found in broccoli and spinach. By studying these mice, researchers could find ways to make bitter foods and medicines more palatable to even the pickiest of eaters. Imagine a shaker of "de-bitterizing" crystals next to the salt and pepper.