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Chromosome 20 Chromosome 20
7.4
68.6
54.3
4.8
4.7
7.4
69.6
68.6
54.3
4.8
4.7
Prions: two-faced proteins

Prions: two-faced proteins

There is one protein which is capable of transmitting a disease: the prion protein.

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a soporific tale

ADA: This gene may be involved in sleep.

a friend

CPNE1: This gene codes for copine (meaning ‘friend’ in French), a protein which binds to cell membranes.

about water

AVP: This gene is involved in regulating the volume of urine.

on contractions and social networks

OXT: This gene codes for oxytocin, a protein involved in uterine contraction during labour and breastfeeding. Oxytocin may also be involved in mother-infant bonding.

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