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Chromosome 2 Chromosome 2
73.8%
95.4 %
78.5
65
13.05
11.9
73.8%
39.7
98.3%
96.6%
95.4 %
90.6%
78.5
68.7
65
56.1
56.2
33.1
22.7
19.5
13.3
13.05
11.9
3.1
The colossus of proteins

The colossus of proteins

Our proteins come in very different sizes. Chromosome 2 carries the gene which codes for the largest protein, known as titin.

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on a whim

HTR2B: This gene is associated with impulsive behaviour.

mister muscle

MSTN: This gene codes for the myostatin protein which is involved in muscle development. A German boy, nicknamed ‘Popeye’, was born with a non-functional myostatin protein; at the age of 7 months his muscles were already twice as big as those of other children his age.

becoming stone

ACVR1: This gene is associated with the Stone Man Syndrome.

boy or girl?

SRD5A2: This gene is involved in sexual differentiation.

remembering to forget

PPP1CB: This gene is involved in memory and forgetfulness.

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