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Chromosome 6 Chromosome 6
18
97.3
17
90.1
20.6
15.3
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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size matters

T: This gene codes for the ‘Brachyury’ protein, meaning ‘short tail’. In dogs, this protein is active in the development – i.e. the length – of its tail.

cut grass

OR2J3 : This gene is involved in the perception of the smell of freshly cut grass.

one too many…

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

mister muscle

PPARD: This gene is involved in muscle development, and has become a target to improve athletic performance.

iron measure

HFE: This gene is involved in iron metabolism.

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