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Chromosome 6 Chromosome 6
18
94.5
51.3
25.3
90.1
14.3
18
97.3
17
94.5
51.3
25.3
90.1
20.6
15.3
15.2
14.3
Motions of the invisible

motions of the invisible

Life is in perpetual movement. The infinitesimal too. Cells move and change. DNA winds and unwinds. Proteins come and go, bind to one another and let go of each other. Without movement, cells would not be able to carry oxygen, produce energy or deal with a virus or a sick cell.

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Parkinsons disease in young adults

PARK2: This gene is involved in the form of Parkinsons disease which appears in young adults.

a tolerant gene

CGA: This gene codes for a variety of hormones that play a key role in immune tolerance and the development of blood vessels at the mother-foetus interface.

cancer’s ally

ABCC10: This gene is involved in the resistance of certain cancers to chemotherapy.

one too many…

OPRM1: This gene codes for an opioid receptor (e.g. morphine, heroin and methadone). It also influences alcohol tolerance.

untidy words

KIAA0319: This gene could be involved in dyslexia.

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