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Chromosome 13 Chromosome 13
41.1
94.6
92
98.7
29.1
41.1
94.6
92
45.5
98.7
29.1
28.6
A taste of happiness

A taste of happiness

For many, chocolate offers brief moments of pleasure that we like to enjoy over and over again. Why?

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defence

TNFSF13: This gene codes for a cytokine, an important molecule in the immune response.

don’t worry, be happy…

DAOA: This gene is involved in producing a molecule which interacts with the ‘happy receptor’. This part of the chromosome is associated with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

haemophilia

F10: This gene is important in blood coagulation, and is associated with certain forms of haemophilia.

a longer life

KL: This gene codes for the klotho protein which seems to be involved in longevity.

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