Researchers find gene for underarm odor

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Ah, the sweet smell of science: An English study published Monday confirms a link between an underarm odor gene and deodorant use.

Geneticists have discovered a wide variety of roles for a humble gene called ABCC11, which plays a role in everything from drug reactions to dry ear wax. In 2010, researchers revealed that the gene also plays a role in underarm odor, where a form of the gene seen only in about 1.6% of people nationwide means they don’t have any odor.

Read the full story here: No sweat? If you have this gene, you may not use deodorant

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