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Chromosome 12 Chromosome 12
42.1 %
37.7
16.3
8.4
2.1
42.1 %
90.1
77.1
84
83. 8
15
49.5
83
80.2
43.2
41.1
39.4
37.7
33
30.3
16.3
8.4
5.2
2.1
The story of life

The story of life

10 to 100 million species live on our planet. Every single species – from bacteria, insects and birds, to plants and humans – has a common ancestor. According to Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution, which was published in ‘On the Origin of Species’ in 1859, species evolve thanks to natural selection. The theory explains the basis of kinship between all species. Although it remained controversial for a long time, it has now been largely accepted.

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ACCN2: This gene is involved in nerve impulses. Turning fright on and off?

something sweet

LDHB: This gene is involved in sugar metabolism.

something bitter

TAS2R43: This gene codes for a protein which is involved in the perception of bitter components in the lung.

hope for Alzheimers?

FKBP4: This gene codes for a protein that interacts with the tau protein, which plays a key role in the progression of Alzheimers disease.

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