Alcohol consumption influenced by genes, research shows

24 septiembre 2014

How people perceive and taste alcohol depends on genetic factors, and that influences whether they ‘like’ and consume alcoholic beverages, according to researchers. In the first study to show that the sensations from sampled alcohol vary as a function of genetics, researchers focused on three chemosensory genes — two bitter-taste receptor genes known as TAS2R13 and TAS2R38 and a burn receptor gene, TRPV1.