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Transcript of Supertaster
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/life/human-biology/taste4.htm Supertasters A non communicable disease By: Zack and Nigel The first case of taste blindness was accidentally discovered in 1931 by chemist A.F. Fox. At the time, Fox was working with PTC when it exploded into the air. While the person next to him found it bitter-tasting, Fox did not taste anything. This discovery spurred on early work, which suggested that nontasters like Fox lacked a receptor for the N-C=S group.
Upon further testing, it was found that about 25 percent of the population is unable to taste PTC while 75 percent finds it bitter. In the family studies that followed, taste-blindness was found to be a recessive trait. Causes Supertaster disease is genetic and there are no causes for it.