Genetics of Taste Lab
|Presented By||Denver Museum of Nature & Science|
|Goal||Determine relationships between genetics and taste|
|Task||Enroll participants, prepare DNA, analyze genes related to taste|
|Where||Colorado, United States of America 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, 80205 Colorado 80205 United States of America|
The Genetics of Taste Lab is a unique venue for both community science AND crowdsourcing health data
This research is led by Nicole Garneau, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) and is made possible by the Science Education Partnership Award program at the National Institutes of Health.
|How to Join||
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Please remember that volunteer placement is a selective process and not all applicants are accepted into the program. The Museum reserves the right to place volunteers in the area staff feels is best suited to the applicant's skills and the needs of the Museum.
|Project Timing||We run our research studies from November-August each year and look for citizen scientists to com,mit to one 4.5 hour shift per week. We are open 7 days a week and shifts are from 8:30-1 and 12:30-5.|
|Ideal Age Group||High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Per week|
|Average Time||Several hours|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||At a science center, zoo or aquarium|
|Tags||biology, bitter, dna, genes, genetics, human, interaction, microbiome, museum, salty, science, sour, sweet, taste, umami|
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pollack 12/15/2016It can be used as a graphing, reading and science problem.
Debra (sunny) Turner 12/15/20161. Very small changes in the DNA can have a huge impact on how they perceive taste.2. 6 taste not five: Sweet, Salty, Sour, Umami (Savory), Bitter3. Our Ability to taste fatty acids
carolyn.santangelo 12/15/2016You must be able to be a guest to the museum
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