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Chromosome 1 Chromosome 1
0
99.3
82.7
82
60
9.7
0
99.3
37
82.7
68.6
10.8
82
63.8
75
65
64
60
27
15
9.7
7
The human genome odyssey

The human genome odyssey

Imagine a very long text written by using only 4 letters: A, T, G and C. Three billion of these letters – spread over 23 chromosomes – are linked to one another to form our genome. This is what constitutes our DNA, our biological identity and the genetic heritage that we pass on to our children.

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a sixth sense?

VN1R5: This gene codes for a pheromone receptor.

ramifications

SRGAP2 : This gene is involved in brain development. It is only found in humans.

eternal youth…

KISS1: If this gene is dysfunctional, puberty stalls. A way of staying young?

chromosome scaffolding

HIST2H4A: This is one of the numerous genes that code for histone proteins. The characteristic architecture of a chromosome is due to the way DNA is wound around histones.

the effects of cannabis

CNR2: This gene codes for a receptor which binds to one of the components of cannabis.

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