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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Variation within human olfactory receptor genes affects people's perception of smells, a new study has found.

The human genome harbors some 400 olfactory receptor genes, but individuals vary in which pseudogenes, copy number variants, and SNPs they have, all of which can influence their sense of smell.

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