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Chromosome 7 Chromosome 7
67.4
89
80.4
63
19.4
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.

a bitter taste

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

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.

a passage for water

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

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