Neuroscience: Predicting smell from structure

Neuroscience: Predicting smell from structure

Nature 543, 7643 (2017). doi:10.1038/543009c

Algorithms can predict a molecule’s odour on the basis of its chemical structure.Pablo Meyer at IBM’s Computational Biology Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, and his colleagues, asked 49 people to smell hundreds of molecules (pictured) and rate them on intensity, pleasantness

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