Day 218 (11p14.3-11p13): PAX6, an ancient eye gene

eyeevo-500x631http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2012/04/25/modular-gene-networks-as-agent/

Day 218 has 35 protein-coding genes (browser view) including PAX6.

The PAX6 controls the creation of eyes in all different kinds of animals, even though those eyes look very different – in humans, flies, squid, and worms.

Click here to see all 8442914 letters of Day 218 with PAX6 underlined.

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