Lund, Amy E.
April 2003
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Apr2003, Vol. 134 Issue 4, p428
Academic Journal
Reports on a U.S. research on a genetic link to bitter taste sensitivity. Gene forms that influence taste ability; Relevance to studies on dietary choices and tobacco use.


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