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One day - soon - a machine will sniff out your illness

A few research teams across the world are developing machines that use silicon chips and nanotechnology to diagnose certain diseases. These machines work more reliably than dogs - already known to sniff out cancers.

New York

BLINDFOLDED, would you know the smell of your mum, a lover or a co-worker - not the smells of their colognes or laundry detergents they use, but the smells of them?

Each of us has a unique "odourprint" made up of thousands of organic compounds. These molecules offer a...

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