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Chromosome 19 Chromosome 19
76.8
83
90.9
53.7
51.2
15.7
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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epilepsy

DBP: 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!

a sixth sense?

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

a bowl of fresh air

TSHZ3: This gene is involved in regulating our breathing.

cellular abundance

CCNE1: This gene is involved in cell proliferation.

a certain flair

OR7D4: Gene involved in the perception of smell.

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