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Chromosome 7 Chromosome 7
80.7
73.6
47.8
19.4
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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colour blindness

OPN1SW: This gene is involved in recognising the colour blue. When it is defective, it is associated with ‘blue colour blindness’.

cystic fibrosis

CFTR: This gene is associated with cystic fibrosis.

on fertility

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

a passage for water

AQP1: This gene codes for a protein – aquaporin – that acts as a channel for ferrying water molecules throughout our body.

energy maker

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

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