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Scientists discover exact receptor for DEET that repels mosquitoes.

DEET has been the gold standard of insect repellents for more than six decades, and now researchers from the University of California, Davis, scientist have discovered the exact odorant receptor that repels them.  They also have identified a plant defensive compound that might mimic DEET, a discovery that could pave the way for better and more affordable insect repellents. Findings

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