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Chromosome 7 Chromosome 7
67.4
80.4
63
47.8
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.

hungry? full…?

LEP: This gene is involved in regulating our appetite.

an Olympic medal?

EPO: This gene codes for EPO, a hormone that stimulates the production of red cells and can thus increase an athlete’s performance.

on fertility

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

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