Different noses for different people

Idan Menashe, Orna Man, Doron Lancet, Yoav Gilad

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Of more than 1,000 human olfactory receptor genes, more than half seem to be pseudogenes. We investigated whether the most recent of these disruptions might still segregate with the intact form by genotyping 51 candidate genes in 189 ethnically diverse humans. The results show an unprecedented prevalence of segregating pseudogenes, identifying one of the most pronounced cases of functional population diversity in the human genome.

Original languageEnglish GB
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalNature Genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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