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Noses within noses

The mammalian olfactory system does more than just detect food odours and pheromones. The discovery of a novel class of olfactory receptor provides evidence that mammals can also sniff out cell damage and disease.

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Figure 1: Vomeronasal receptors discovered by Rivière and colleagues3.


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