DISCOVERY NEWS -- May 6 -- Basisnote and Scientific Match are developing technology to match couples based on the genetic components of the human immune system -- and their odor. Studies have shown that people are most likely to be attracted to the smells of those who have different histocompatibility genes than their own. With Basisnote, clients order a test and receive it two days later. Then they swab their cheeks and put the sample into a machine. Ten minutes later out pops a code of 0's and 1's. A client enters their unique code at Basisnote's Web site, and the software matches them to a person with a completely different immune system.
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