Love nose no bounds.
Scientists have discovered that the unromantic mucous lining inside the nose picks up odourless, invisible pheremones from the person who's right for you.
Each pheromone acts like a key that will fit an individual lock, triggering a reaction in the brain.
Neurogeneticists have isolated V1RL1 - the gene they believe encodes the key.
Professor Tom Getchell, of the University of Kentucky, said: "It can detect chemicals in the air that may modify behaviour."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Sep 18, 2000|
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