Know your enemy... by his smell

时间:2019-03-06 04:03:01166网络整理admin

By Catherine Zandonella in San Francisco SOLDIERS fighting at close quarters will one day be able to distinguish friend from foe simply by their smell. Researchers in the US plan to generate a “friendly” smell by feeding soldiers bioengineered foods that would release a characteristic odour through their skin or breath. A recent report from the US National Research Council on the military applications of biotechnology identified “friend or foe” foods as one of the most promising technologies. “Think of how garlic makes your skin smell,” says Michael Ladisch, a biotechnologist at Purdue University in Indiana,