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’.
GH1: Thiscodes for a involved in child growth.
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!
MAPT: Thiscodes for the tau , which is important for structure and involved in certain forms of dementia.
qui dort dîne
HCRT: Thiscodes for a which regulates our appetite and our sleep.
on skin, hair and nails
KRT31: Thiscodes for keratin, the major component of skin, hair and nails.
CCL5: Thiscodes for a involved in fighting off infections. When chemically modified, the is able to block HIV infection.
taxi to happiness
SLC6A4: Thiscodes for a which transports serotonin, also known as a ‘happy ’.
an inbuilt timekeeper
PER1: Thisis involved in our daily biological rhythms.
the DNA guardian
TP53: Thiscodes for a which is responsible for the integrity of our . When defective, it is associated with the development of certain .
the effects of morphine
ARRB2: Thiscodes for a which regulates the effects of morphine.
love at first smell
OR1D2: Thiscodes for a sperm involved in producing an odour which plays an important role in fertilisation.