Imagine a very long text written by using only 4 letters: A, T, G and C. Three billion of these letters – spread over 23– are linked to one another to form our . This is what constitutes our , our biological identity and the genetic heritage that we pass on to our children.
a sixth sense?
VN1R5: Thiscodes for a .
FMO3 : When defective, thisis involved in the release of bad body smells (rotting fish).
DARC: Thiscodes for the Duffy blood group . Individuals who do not produce the Duffy FY(A-B-) are more resistant to certain forms of malaria.
COX2: Thiscodes for a which is targeted by aspirin.
HIST2H4A: This is one of the numerousthat code for histone . The characteristic architecture of a is due to the way is wound around histones.