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  • Genetics of Bitter Taste Perception

    Genetics of Bitter Taste Perception

    Lecture

    (50 min 39 sec) How humans perceive bitter taste, and the evolution of taste perception.

  • A Healthy Nervous System: A Delicate Balance

    A Healthy Nervous System: A Delicate Balance

    Lecture

    (58 min 32 sec) Mutations in key genes can lay waste to the nervous system. By studying large families predisposed to developing these genetic disorders, scientists can identify the responsible altered gene.

  • SCA1 Pedigree

    SCA1 Pedigree

    Animation

    (30 sec) Illustrates how studying one family's pedigree can reveal an entire history of passing on a genetic disorder such as SCA1.