Danielle Reed: Bitter revelations

    Philadelphia taste scientist Danielle Reed loves bitter chocolate, the bite of turnip greens, even the quinine kick of a perfect gin and tonic. Those preferences are genetic.  In this video Reed explains the science.

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    Philadelphia taste scientist Danielle Reed loves bitter chocolate, the bite of turnip greens, even the quinine kick of a perfect gin and tonic. Those preferences are likely genetic. In this video Reed explains the science. Spoiler alert: Much of what we like depends on our genotype. Reed’s a behavioral geneticist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center and studies differences in how people perceive tastes and smell.

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