With the exception of maybe a mosquito’s mother, the world is unified in its hatred of the little buggers. But the world seems divided by those the bugs ignore and those who too often become the blood soup du jour. This may seem random, but scientist say there is a real reason for it: blame your parents.
For the first time, scientists discovered a possible genetic reason why some of us are mosquito magnets, at least according to a pilot study from the London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine. It’s published in the recent edition of PLOS ONE.
To figure this out, scientists released Aedes aegypti, also known as dengue mosquitoes, into a tube. The tube was divided into two sections. The bugs were essentially given a choice to swipe left or swipe right and fly down either side.
At the other end of the tube were a pair of…
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