We Each Live in Our Own Little World -- Smellwise, Current Biology Reveals

Published: Aug 02, 2013

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There are some smells we all find revolting. But toward a handful of odors, different people display different sensitivities -- some can smell them, while some can't, or some find them appealing, while others don't. A pair of studies appearing online on August 1 in the journal Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, now identifies the genetic differences that underpin the differences in smell sensitivity and perception in different individuals.

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