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This Week in PLOS

A PLOS One study by Swiss researchers suggests individuals may have distinct and distinguishable metabolite profiles in their breath. The research team used real-time mass spectrometry to assess exhaled compounds in breath samples from six men and five women. Analyses of the samples — taken at multiple times per day for each individual over nine days — revealed consistent core metabolite "breathprints" that were specific to each individual and remained stable over time.

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In Science this week: genetic analysis of pollutant-tolerant fish, and more.

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