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Chromosome 7 Chromosome 7
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80.7
80.4
73.6
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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a bitter taste

TAS2R4/TAS2R38: These genes code for proteins involved in the perception of bitter compounds in the lungs.

colour blindness

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

hungry? full…?

LEP: This gene is involved in regulating our appetite.

cystic fibrosis

CFTR: This gene is associated with cystic fibrosis.

energy maker

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

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