I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually posted anything about the Monell Chemical Senses Center on this blog, but basically it’s a group of scientists who specialize in research on taste and smell.
Anyway, the reason I’m bringing them up is because I was checking their website (as I do on occasion) and clicked on the “Research” tab at the top. Apparently they’re currently looking for congenital anosmics!
From the “Participate in Research” page:
“The Monell Chemical Senses Center is looking for volunteers who suffer from congenital anosmia and their related family members in order to study the genetic causes of this disorder. Eligible to adults (men and women) over the age of 18. Compensation is $15, given after the study is completed. Subjects will be asked to donate their DNA via a saliva sample. If eligible, individuals can request testing materials be sent to them directly.”
I might have to do this. It’d be super cool to be able to contribute to smell research in a small way.