Day 49 (2q24.1-2q24.3): genes for potent pain carriers

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Day 49 has 35 protein-coding genes (browser view), including five of the genes for voltage-gated sodium channels (see the genes starting with SCN at the end of the day) which are important for nerve function.

Mutations in the SCN9A gene can either make it overactive, leading to chronic extreme pain, or underactive, leading to inability to feel pain.

Click here to see the sequence of Day 49 with your SCN9A gene underlined.

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