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Chromosome 12 Chromosome 12
42.1 %
90.1
41.1
33
8.4
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.

defence

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

cell architecture

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

something bitter

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

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