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Yuck! How Can You Eat That?

For humans, there are five known basic tastes and a few others that have been proposed. Certain animals have the ability to detect tastes that humans cannot, and several animals are unable to detect all the tastes humans can. Genetics Lab Manager Tiffany Nuessle discusses how taste works. She will also dispel some taste myths, and talk about the way taste varies between humans and animals.

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