Are you one of those people who always ends up with more mosquito bites than your friends at the end of a warm summer night? It turns out, mosquitos are drawn to some of us more than others. But it’s not your fault – it’s in your DNA. Researchers studied pairs of both identical and fraternal twins and found that identical twins had an extremely similar level of attractiveness to mosquitos than did the fraternal ones. Identical twins share the same DNA, which proves that the bugs are drawn to some the undetectable odor profiles of some humans more than others. The good news is you’re not just imagining it, and it’s not anything you’re doing or wearing that’s making you a mosquito magnet. The bad news is, there’s nothing you can do to make your DNA less attractive to the pesky bloodsuckers.
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