All posts tagged with olfaction

Genetics of smell and population history

4 minute read

I want to point to a recent paper by Jeremy McRae and colleagues McRae:2013, which identifies previously-unknown genetic associations with smell sensitivity ...

Butterfly genetic theft

2 minute read

The Heliconius butterfly genome paper Dasmahapatra:2012 is supercool for many reasons. Most important from my point of view is the attention to introgression...

Primate smell decay

less than 1 minute read

Matthew Cobb wrote recently about olfactory receptor evolution in primates: “You smell like a chimp.. and like a marmoset”.