Day 222 (11q12.1-11q13.2): a gene that evolved fast in Greenland

screen-shot-2016-12-25-at-1-54-26-pmhttps://www.ucl.ac.uk/mace-lab/publications/articles/2015/fumagalli-2015

Day 222 has 276 protein-coding genes (browser view) including FADS2 (fatty acid desaturase 2).

The FADS2 gene is involved in fat metabolism, and has mutations that are strongly associated with weight around the world. These mutations are at very different frequencies in Greenland, indicating that FADS2 was a recent targets of natural selection, probably as a result of Greenlanders’ diet.

Click here to see all 8442914 letters of Day 222 with the rs74771917 mutation flashing.

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