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STUDY: Your Earwax Says a Lot About You Published: February 14, 2014

It turns out clues about a person’s identity and ethnicity can come from a surprising source: earwax.

FOX News reports researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia decided to analyze earwax as a possible source of personal information based on previous studies in which researchers analyzed underarm odor to unlock clues about a person’s identity.

"Our previous research has shown that underarm odors can convey a great deal of information about an individual, including personal identity, gender, sexual orientation and health status," study author George Preti, an organic chemist at Monell, said in a press release. "We think it possible that earwax may contain similar information."

H/T: Newser
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