Day 60 (3p25.3-3p24.3): the oxytocin receptor

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Day 60 has 85 protein-coding genes (browser view), including OXTR, the gene for the oxytocin receptor.

Oxytocin is used medically to induce childbirth, and stimulates lactation. It has also been attached to more dubious claims. An intronic SNP in the OXTR gene, rs53576, is associated with a number of personality traits.

Click here to see the sequence of Day 60 with the rs53576 variant flashing.

 

 

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