How do mosquitoes smell us out? And how can we stop them? A new study offers a surprising answer to the first question — and hope for better preventive strategies as a result.

That’s how neuroscientist Meg Younger describes her team’s findings about how skeeters hone in on human aromas. And that could lead to better ways to keep us bite- and disease-free.

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