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Why can’t we replace sniffer dogs with electronic noses?

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Compared to other senses, our sense of smell is often overlooked. Our noses can alert us to risks such as rotten food, gas leaks and burning toast. But for advanced tasks such as detecting bombs or contraband, or diseases such as cancer, we often rely on the superior olfactory ability of dogs.

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