If broccoli makes you go 'blech!' the levels of mRNA expressed from your TAS2R38 bitter taste receptor gene may help explain why. Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and New York University report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that the expression levels of the two alleles of the TAS2R38 taste receptor gene are associated with being able to taste bitterness and influences dietary habits.

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