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Kiss & Smell

by | 1st, February 2005

‘“IT started with a gene called KiSS-1. Who’d have thought it would come to this?”

Wooing the teen vote

Puberty really does start with a kiss, says the Times, after scientists identified the aptly-named gene responsible for reawakening human reproductive hormones.

The KiSS-1 gene generates a protein called kisspeptin which in turn appears to send a signal to another gene called GPR54, which tells the body to start making the adult hormones that

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