In a day and age when productivity drives society, it is strange to ownthat seem to be of no use. There they lie in our , like sunken ships that have been washed ashore. And, just like wrecks, they are part of the memory of ancient times. This said, though they are inactive today, they are still able to reveal precious information about the past of the human species.
Piezo1:coding for a that is essential for the coordination of cellular response in the event of muscle damage. This could promote muscle regeneration in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
BCKDK : Thisis involved in a form of autism, which can be treated with a certain diet.
CLCN7:coding for a involved in chloride transport. When defective, this causes marble bone disease (osteopetrosis), a rare genetic disease characterized by abnormally dense bones.
MC1R: Thisis involved in the colour of skin, hair (red) and eyes. Curiously, it also influences the efficiency of anaesthetics used by dentists.
FHOD1: Thisis involved in the formation of intracellular transport vesicles.
FTO: Thisis involved in obesity.
MRP8: Thisis involved in the quality of our earwax. Europeans have wet wax while Japanese have dry wax.
HBA2: Thiscodes for hemoglobin, the which transports oxygen in our blood.