Study uncovers why mosquitoes may like you more

April 23, 2015 3:53 PM

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Study uncovers why mosquitoes may like you more

This 2006 photo shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquiring a blood meal from a human host at the Centers for Disease Control. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, James Gathany)

Mosquito bites aren't just annoying. They can be lethal, especially in certain parts of the world where they spread malaria and Chikungunya. Now a pilot study out of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine suggests that our genes dictate whether mosquitoes are attracted to us, researchers r...

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