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Chromosome 4 Chromosome 4
37
71.1
52
49.7
1.6
29.5
52.7
24
20.3
17.5
0.2
37
71.1
52
49.7
1.6
29.5
52.7
24
20.3
17.5
0.2
Gene, tell me who you are and I’ll tell you where you’re from

Gene, tell me who you are and I’ll tell you where you’re from

To understand how the processes of egg laying and lactation began, scientists have to choose genes that are essential to both.

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deserted…

This region carries no genes

detox…

ADH: This gene is essential for alcohol detoxication.

the tips of our fingers

SMARCAD1: This gene is involved in the formation of the epidermal ridges on our fingers. When it is defective, people are born without fingerprints (immigration delay disease), which can create problems at customs…

huntington

HTT: This gene is associated with Huntingtons disease, a particularly serious neurodegenerative disease.

our body’s timekeeper

CLOCK: This gene codes for the clock protein which is involved in regulation of our biological rhythms.

chromosome scaffolding

H2AFZ: This is one of the numerous genes that code for histone proteins. The characteristic architecture of a chromosome is due to the way DNA is wound around histones.

on the edge of madness

GABRA1/GABRA2/GABRA4: Groups of genes involved in the harmful effects of absinthe consumption.

bye bye bacteria

TLR1: This gene is involved in the fight against bacterial infection.

deserted…

This region carries no genes

roller coaster

OTOP1: This gene is involved in the perception of acceleration (lifts, roller coasters…).

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