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Earwax Odor Can Help Determine A Person's Origin, The Monell Chemical Senses Center Study


2/13/2014 7:10:14 AM

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Scientists from the Monell Center have used analytical organic chemistry to identify the presence of odor-producing chemical compounds in human earwax. Further, they found that the amounts of these compounds differ between individuals of East Asian origin and Caucasians. The findings suggest that human earwax, an easily obtained bodily secretion, could be an overlooked source of personal information.

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