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Flavours under spotlight at museum event
BIOLOGY students Tarlea Cantrill and Kathleen Anderson took a closer look at their DNA at a museum workshop.
At the session, the teenagers investigated how some people can taste a bitter chemical, PTC, and some people cannot.
They analysed a bitter taste receptor gene from their DNA.
Miss Cantrill, 17, from Witney, said: “It was really interesting, the fact that I can use chemicals to be able to extract my DNA.
“It was also good finding out about myself and how my body works.
“I can’t taste anything bitter.”
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