Day 307 (16q11.2-16q12.1): wet vs dry earwax


Day 307 has 15 protein-coding genes (browser view) including ABCC11 (ATP binding cassette subfamily C member 11).

A variant in ABCC11 is associated with earwax and body odor: C, commonly found in Europe and Africa, is associated with wet earwax, while T, commonly found in Asia, is associated with dry earwax. This was the first time that a common variant was found to have a Mendelian effect on a visible trait.

Click here to see all 8212577 letters of Day 307 with the rs17822931 SNP flashing.

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