SERIES PLAYLIST: Using a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) to Predict Bitter Taste Ability

Playlist description:

Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) is a bitter substance that only certain people can taste. This three-part series will explore the genetics behind a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the taste receptor, TAS2R38, that affects an individual’s ability to taste PTC. Guided by DNALC instructor Catherine Zhang, you will use the PTC case study to better understand classical Mendelian inheritance, and the use of SNPs in pharmacogenetics to help predict drug responses.

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