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Chromosome 12 Chromosome 12
42.1 %
80.2
41.1
39.4
30.3
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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an inbuilt timekeeper

CRY1: This gene is involved in our daily biological rhythms.

defence

DCD: This gene codes for a sweat protein which fights off bacteria that live on our skin.

on skin, hair and nails

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

Parkinsons disease

LRRK2: This gene is associated with Parkinsons disease.

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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