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Chromosome 7 Chromosome 7
67.4
73.6
57.9
47.8
15.8
67.4
89
80.7
80.4
73.6
64.7
63
57.9
47.8
19.4
15.8
A gene to say it

A gene to say it

Humans are the only animals that can make sentences – with words, and using grammar and syntax. And it is precisely for this reason that scientists have been looking for THE language gene, which is responsible for giving humans what other animals do not have, in other words speech.

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turn it down

SLC26A4: This gene is associated with congenital deafness.

cystic fibrosis

CFTR: This gene is associated with cystic fibrosis.

the beginnings of the placenta

ERVWE1: This gene is the remnants of a viral infection in our distant ancestors, and could have played a role in the emergence of the placenta in mammals.

on fertility

ZP3: This gene codes for a protein found on the egg’s surface, which is recognised by the sperm.

energy maker

CYC S: This gene encodes a cytochrome, a protein which is involved in producing energy in our cells.

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