One day, a machine will smell whether you’re sick

Blindfolded, would you know the smell of your mother, a lover or a co-worker? Not the smells of their colognes or perfumes, not of the laundry detergents they use – the smells of them? Each of us has a unique “odourprint” made up of thousands of organic compounds. These molecules offer a whiff of who we are, revealing age, genetics, lifestyle, hometown – even metabolic processes that underlie our health. Modern medical research confirms that the smell of someone‚Äôs skin, breath and bodily fluids can be suggestive of illness: The breath of diabetics sometimes smells of rotten apples, experts report,…
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