List of chromosomes » Chromosome 1
Chromosome 1 Chromosome 1
0
37
68.6
10.8
75
27
0
99.3
37
82.7
68.6
10.8
82
63.8
75
65
64
60
27
15
9.7
7
The human genome odyssey

The human genome odyssey

Imagine a very long text written by using only 4 letters: A, T, G and C. Three billion of these letters – spread over 23 chromosomes – are linked to one another to form our genome. This is what constitutes our DNA, our biological identity and the genetic heritage that we pass on to our children.

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contraception

BRDT : This gene is involved in making sperm. It is an ideal target for male contraception.

bad smell

FMO3 : When defective, this gene is involved in the release of bad body smells (rotting fish).

geometry

TRNP1: This gene is involved in brain development and the formation of grooves.

headache?

COX2: This gene codes for a protein which is targeted by aspirin.

a painful story

PDE4B: This gene may be involved in the action of certain kinds of medication (antidepressants, anti-inflammatory drugs).

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