Genes May Determine Whether You're Mosquito Bait

April 23, 2015 4:00 PM

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THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your genes may affect whether mosquitoes prefer to snack on you or someone else, a new study shows.

In experiments with identical and fraternal twins, a team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine discovered that genes influence whether a person's body odor attracts or repels mosquitoes. People who are less attractive to the insects produce natural repellents, which seem to be genetic...

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