Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body by Armand Marie Leroi PDF

By Armand Marie Leroi

ISBN-10: 1101562439

ISBN-13: 9781101562437

Stepping easily from fable to state-of-the-art technology, Mutants supplies a super narrative account of our genetic code and the pleasing humans whose our bodies have printed it—a French convent woman who chanced on herself altering intercourse at puberty; teenagers who, echoing Homer’s Cyclops, are born with a unmarried eye in the course of their foreheads; a village of long-lived Croatian dwarves; one family members, whose our bodies have been totally lined with hair, was once saved on the Burmese royal court docket for 4 generations and gave Darwin one in all his keenest insights into heredity. This stylish, humane, and fascinating e-book “captures what we all know of the advance of what makes us human” (Nature).

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FGFR (fibroblast growth factor receptor) genes provide the instruction for the formation of a cell receptor. Every cell in the body has an outer layer called a cell membrane that serves as a filter. Substances are transported into and out of the cells by receptors located on the surface of the cell membrane. Every cell has hundreds of different types of receptors. The fibroblast growth factor receptor transports fibroblast growth factors into a cell. Fibroblast growth factors play a role in the normal growth and development of bones.

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However, because type c (adult) acid maltase deficiency generally does not show symptoms in the affected individual until that individual is past 30, it is possible for an affected individual to parent children. In this case, the probability of a second child being affected with acid maltase deficiency is 50%. Should two affected individuals bear offspring; the probability of their child being affected with acid maltase deficiency is 100%. In families with more than one affected child, the symptoms of the siblings will closely correspond.

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