List of chromosomes

Chromosome 13

Chromosome 13 Chromosome 13
A taste of happiness

A taste of happiness

For many, chocolate offers brief moments of pleasure that we like to enjoy over and over again. Why?

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F10: This gene is important in blood coagulation, and is associated with certain forms of haemophilia.

turn it down

GJB2: Gene associated with congenital deafness.

out of the ordinary

SLITRK1: Gene involved in neuronal dendrite outgrowth. Mutations in this gene are associated with Tourette Syndrome, a neuropsychiatric disorder.


TNFSF13B: This gene codes for a cytokine, an important molecule in the immune response.

don’t worry, be happy…

DAOA: This gene is involved in producing a molecule which interacts with the ‘happy receptor’. This part of the chromosome is associated with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

a taxi for copper

ATO7B: This gene is involved in copper transport, and is essential for the correct functioning of many enzymes.

a longer life

KL: This gene codes for the klotho protein which seems to be involved in longevity.

cellular abundance

BRCA2: This gene is involved in cell proliferation and is associated with breast cancer.