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As well as influencing responses to drugs, genetic variation also influences our ability to smell and taste food. For example, a single change in the TAS2R38 gene can affect whether you like or loathe Brussels sprouts. [MUNCHING] Changes– [MUNCHING] changes in the OR6A2 gene can lead to some people to think coriander tastes like soap. And genetic variation in the OR5A1 gene can influence the ability to smell violets.
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