our blood at 7.59 a.m.
When life begins to form, the very firstdivides into two perfectly identical copies, which divide into two more copies that are identical too, and so on. Despite this, at a given time, one will become a brain , and another a blood . Though each of these has exactly the same , at one point during embryogenesis, they will specialise by using only the they need. It is one of the wonders of Nature.
taxi for fat
ApoE: Thiscodes for a which transports fats in our blood, and may indicate a predisposition to Alzheimers disease.
DBP: Thismay be involved in epilepsy. The was discovered by the cleaning staff while vacuuming the animal care facilities at the University of Geneva!
a sixth sense?
VN1R1/VN1R2/VN1R4: Groups ofwhich code for .
STRN4: Thiscodes for Zinedine, a that was discovered by researchers in Marseille, the famous football player’s home city.
CALM3: Thiscodes for the calmodulin which senses changes in calcium concentration and transmits the information to other .
an opening for polio
PVR: Thiscodes for a that lets the poliovirus enter our .
a bowl of fresh air
TSHZ3: Thisis involved in regulating our breathing.
CCNE1: Thisis involved in proliferation.
an Olympic medal?
EPOR: Thiscodes for the EPO , a involved in producing red . Variations in this are associated with a high rate of red in the blood. Eero Mäntyranta, a Finnish athlete, has one of these particular variations of the and won a gold medal during the 1964 Winter Olympic Games. Did he benefit from it?
a certain flair
OR7D4:involved in the perception of smell.
only for boys
AMH: Thisis involved in the development of male sexual organs.
KISS1R: If thisis defective, puberty is stalled. A way of staying young?