Better smelling through genetics: mammalian odor perception.

  title={Better smelling through genetics: mammalian odor perception.},
  author={Andreas Keller and Leslie B. Vosshall},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  volume={18 4},
The increasing availability of genomic and genetic tools to study olfaction-the sense of smell-has brought important new insights into how this chemosensory modality functions in different species. Newly sequenced mammalian genomes-from platypus to dog-have made it possible to infer how smell has evolved to suit the needs of a given species and how variation within a species may affect individual olfactory perception. This review will focus on recent advances in the genetics and genomics of… CONTINUE READING