List of chromosomes

Chromosome 10

Chromosome 10 Chromosome 10
Gene… Ethics


Emily has been depressed for months now. Her doctor has prescribed medication, but it is not helping her. So he has suggested she does a DNA test. Why? To find a treatment more adapted to her body.

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lowers sound and vision

PCDH15: Gene associated with congenital deafness and blindness.

molecular degradation

CYP2E1: This gene plays an important role in alcohol degradation and the detoxication of substances such as paracetamol.

insulin resistance

TCF7L2: Gene involved in the development of type 2 diabetes.


EIF4EBP2: Gene coding for a protein involved in synaptic plasticity, learning and memory formation. The protein is known as a ‘disordered’ protein and its lack of stability gives rise to a new kind of biological regulation.

tenacious memory

CPEB3: Gene coding for a protein involved in enhancing learning and memory performance. This protein has prion-like properties.

the contours of heredity

MKI67: Gene coding for a protein which is important in maintaining the well-known shape of packed chromosomes.


KCNK18: This gene could be involved in migraine.


PNLIP: This gene codes for a protein which is involved in the digestion of fats, and plays an important role in animals that hibernate.


SHOC2: This gene is associated with Noonan syndrome, whose symptoms are developmental delays and hair loss.

our body’s timekeeper

OPN4: This gene is involved in synchronizing our biological rhythms with the alternation of day and night.

little holes

PRF1: This genes codes for perforin, a protein which is able to make holes in cell membranes, thus playing an important role in the destruction of defective cells.


DCLRE1C: This gene codes for the artemis protein which is involved in antibody production.

spotless cells

PITRM1: This gene codes for a protein involved in cleaning cells.

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