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Chromosome 12 Chromosome 12
42.1 %
90.1
43.2
39.4
33
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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protein manufacturer

RPLP0: This gene codes for a protein which is part of the ribosome and is therefore involved in making proteins.

protein manufacturer

MARS (METRS): This gene codes for a protein which is involved in making other proteins.

on skin, hair and nails

KRT86: This gene codes for keratin, a protein which is the major component of skin, hair and nails.

cell architecture

TWF1/TWF2: These genes code for proteins that are involved in giving a cell its shape.

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