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5 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About You

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You have stripes

 Many mammals have stripes: cats can have very clear lines, or patches, which develop as certain cells start expressing different genes, and then pass the variation on to other cells.

Humans are no different – it is simply that our stripes are usually invisible.

You can usually only see these stripes – called Blaschko’s Lines – when a disease affects one type of cell, but not a neighbouring type.


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