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Chromosome 19 Chromosome 19
76.8
76
90.9
79.8
76.4
3.8
76.8
76
83
90.9
79.8
79.7
76.4
53.7
51.2
19.4
15.7
3.8
1.6
Our blood at 7.59 a.m.

our blood at 7.59 a.m.

When life begins to form, the very first cell divides into two perfectly identical copies, which divide into two more copies that are identical too, and so on. Despite this, at a given time, one cell will become a brain cell, and another a blood cell. Though each of these cells has exactly the same genes, at one point during embryogenesis, they will specialise by using only the genes they need. It is one of the wonders of Nature.

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taxi for fat

ApoE: This gene codes for a protein which transports fats in our blood, and may indicate a predisposition to Alzheimers disease.

a sixth sense?

VN1R1/VN1R2/VN1R4: Groups of genes which code for pheromone receptors.

zinedine

STRN4: This gene codes for Zinedine, a protein that was discovered by researchers in Marseille, the famous football player’s home city.

an opening for polio

PVR: This gene codes for a protein that lets the poliovirus enter our cells.

only for boys

AMH: This gene is involved in the development of male sexual organs.

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