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Andrea Michelson
16 Jun 2021, 01:30

A 'supertaster' gene that makes people more sensitive to bitter flavors may also help protect against COVID-19

A 'supertaster' gene that makes people more sensitive to bitter flavors may also help protect against COVID-19

A 'supertaster' gene that makes people more sensitive to bitter flavors may also help protect against COVID-19

A gene that makes people more sensitive to bitter tastes also enhances their immune function and helps protect them against COVID-19.

The US coronavirus death toll has passed 600,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data
Connor Perrett,Aria Bendix
15 Jun 2021, 23:00

The US coronavirus death toll has passed 600,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data

The US crossed another grim milestone as vaccine hesitancy among some Americans poses a challenge to herd immunity.

Photos of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Jeff Bezos' first-class flight to the edge of space
Morgan McFall-Johnsen
15 Jun 2021, 22:24

Photos of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Jeff Bezos' first-class flight to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin employees celebrate the New Shepard rocket booster's first landing.Blue Origin.

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