for reading the past
Since the 19th century, paleontologists have been ‘reading’ fossils to get a greater understanding of how species evolved. Biologists recently demonstrated thatand can be just as ‘readable’.
ALOX12B/ALOXE3 : Theseare involved in keeping our skin hydrated.
HLF: Thismay be involved in epilepsy. The was discovered by the cleaning staff while vacuuming the animal care facilities at the University of Geneva!
on skin, hair and nails
KRT31: Thiscodes for keratin, the major component of skin, hair and nails.
an inbuilt timekeeper
PER1: Thisis involved in our daily biological rhythms.
love at first smell
OR1D2: Thiscodes for a sperm involved in producing an odour which plays an important role in fertilisation.