Imagine a very long text written by using only 4 letters: A, T, G and C. Three billion of these letters – spread over 23– are linked to one another to form our . This is what constitutes our , our biological identity and the genetic heritage that we pass on to our children.
a sixth sense?
VN1R5: Thiscodes for a .
TRNP1: Thisis involved in brain development and the formation of grooves.
DARC: Thiscodes for the Duffy blood group . Individuals who do not produce the Duffy FY(A-B-) are more resistant to certain forms of malaria.
TAR1S1/ TAR1S2/ TAR1S3: Groups ofinvolved in the perception of sweet and umami tastes.