Neanderthals could taste bitter flavours

Published on August 12th, 2009 | by Admin


DNA analysis of Neanderthal remains show that they, along with humans, had the ability to taste bitter flavours.

Scientists are confident the sample was not contaminated with any modern human DNA as the remains were excavated under sterile conditions and immediately frozen.

The presence of the gene means that this particular Neanderthal individual could taste bitter flavours.

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  1. Johnny FF says:

    Berry interusting

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