Editor’s Selections: Hair curl genes, world’s biggest childhood killer, and you smell like chicken

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By Vincent Racaniello

Vincent RacanielloVincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He blogs at virology blog.

  • An association study reveals two regions of the genome associated with hair curl
  • Pneumonia is treatable and preventable, yet over 2 million children die of the disease each year, making it the leading cause of childhood death worldwide
  • A Culex pipiens sensory neuron is highly sensitive to nonanal, a chemical which may be used in blood-seeking behavior. Its presence in birds and humans may explain why this mosquito transfers viruses among these species.

I’ll be back next Friday with more selections.

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