V1RL1 /good pheromones/ – video

You choose in your hand or directly into your mouth. The white truffle is amongst one of the most impressive foods mother nature gave us. It develops underground and when it gets to the table it knock your socks off. Scientists at Rockefeller University and Yale University think they have identified a human gene linked to pheromones.

The gene, named V1RL1, is the first to be reported in humans. The researchers believe it makes a protein that will detect pheromones. They suspect this ‘pheromone receptor’ is in the mucus membranes lining the human nose. More work is needed to discover what exactly this receptor might do.