NEW YORK, June 1 – Senomyx, a La Jolla, Calif.-based company that is studying genomic data to seek out new flavor and fragrance molecules, said Friday it had identified 347 human olfactory receptor genes related to smell.

According to the scientists’ findings, which will be published in the June issue of Genome Biology , each of the olfactory receptor genes is predicted to encode for a unique protein that enables the recognition of different smells.

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