OR6A2 gene

OR6A2 gene

There is a gene named OR6A2 gene that makes cilantro taste like soap. A study by the personal genomics company 23andMe identified a small DNA variation in a cluster of olfactory receptor genes that are strongly associated with the perception of a “soapy” taste in cilantro.

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