What a great year it has been for us in the Genetics of Taste
lab, and it seems others are taking notice. I returned to the
office to find a wonderful present from Rebecca Jacobson, a science
and technology reporter for PBS- an article about our study, the
citizen scientists involved, and cool quotes from some great taste
scientists! A very happy holiday indeed and a great jumping point
for the new year.
From PBS NEWSHOUR online...
Science & Technology Updated: Dec. 23, 2010,
11:57 a.m. ET
The Bitter Taste of Genetics
Cheek swabs, taste buds tests and tongues dyed blue -- it's all
part of an experiment on taste genetics at the Denver Museum of
Science and Nature. Reporter Rebecca Jacobson took a test drive
through the tasting process.
The Denver Museum of Science is running a volunteer-based
experiment on taste and genetics.
BY REBECCA JACOBSON
"I think we have a taster! Maybe even a
That's what the Denver Museum of Science and Nature's curator
of human health said, laughing, as I made a face. It was Thursday
afternoon, and Nicole Garneau, the curator, and Patty Drever, a
volunteer, had just swabbed my cheek and instructed me to lick a
piece of bitter paper. Imagine black coffee grounds mixed with raw
broccoli. To me, it tasted that bad.
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From the Health Sciences Department at DMNS to you... Happy New