Day 161 (7q33-7q34): a cluster of bitter taste receptors

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Day 161 has 66 protein-coding genes (browser view). It has one of the two major clusters of taste-receptor genes in the genome, including TAS2R38  (taste receptor 2 member 38).

TAS2R38 is one of the many detectors of bitter tastes. It has two versions in the population, one of which makes people much more sensitive to certain bitter plant chemicals, such as those in Brussels sprouts.

Click here to see all 8386630 letters of Day 161 with TAS2R38 underlined.

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