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Chromosome 17 Chromosome 17
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Bioinformatics for reading the past

Bioinformatics for reading the past

Since the 19th century, paleontologists have been ‘reading’ fossils to get a greater understanding of how species evolved. Biologists recently demonstrated that genes and proteins can be just as ‘readable’.

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big children

GH1: This gene codes for a hormone involved in child growth.

qui dort dîne

HCRT: This gene codes for a protein which regulates our appetite and our sleep.

on skin, hair and nails

KRT31: This gene codes for keratin, the major component of skin, hair and nails.

the DNA guardian

TP53: This gene codes for a protein which is responsible for the integrity of our DNA. When defective, it is associated with the development of certain cancers.

the effects of morphine

ARRB2: This gene codes for a protein which regulates the effects of morphine.

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