May 9, 2012
Danielle Renee Reed
Ms. Shoubash's students test the bitter/sweet properties of various plants in her Foods class. (Lori L. Stalteri
is a researcher at the Monell Chemical Senses Center
in Philadelphia. She explains why sensitivity to bitter tastes has been a key to good health for many species.
Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson meet a genetically modified mouse that can't sense bitter tastes.
Watch Video Short: Blocking Bitter Taste on PBS. See more from NOVA scienceNOW.
NOVA: Picky Eaters