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Love nose no bounds.

IF you want to find your ideal partner - use your nose.

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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Author:White, Stephen
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 18, 2000
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