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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.

epilepsy

HLF: This gene may be involved in epilepsy. The gene was discovered by the cleaning staff while vacuuming the animal care facilities at the University of Geneva!

on skin, hair and nails

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

taxi to happiness

SLC6A4: This gene codes for a protein which transports serotonin, also known as a ‘happy hormone’.

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