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Chromosome 1 Chromosome 1
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99.3
37
82.7
68.6
10.8
82
63.8
75
65
64
60
27
15
9.7
7
0
99.3
37
82.7
68.6
10.8
82
63.8
75
65
64
60
27
15
9.7
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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.

contraception

BRDT : This gene is involved in making sperm. It is an ideal target for male contraception.

ramifications

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

bad smell

FMO3 : When defective, this gene is involved in the release of bad body smells (rotting fish).

geometry

TRNP1: This gene is involved in brain development and the formation of grooves.

eternal youth…

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

duffy

DARC: This gene codes for the Duffy blood group antigens. Individuals who do not produce the Duffy FY(A-B-) antigen are more resistant to certain forms of malaria.

 

headache?

COX2: This gene codes for a protein which is targeted by aspirin.

taxi for fat

ApoAII: This gene is involved in the transport of fats in our blood.

healing

CRP: This gene codes for a protein which induces tissue repair.

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.

a painful story

PDE4B: This gene may be involved in the action of certain kinds of medication (antidepressants, anti-inflammatory drugs).

boy or girl?

RSPO1: Gene involved in gender determination.

the effects of cannabis

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

sweet

TAR1S1/ TAR1S2/ TAR1S3: Groups of genes involved in the perception of sweet and umami tastes.

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