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Each gene is a code for making a certain protein. Proteins are the building blocks of cells. Having different versions of proteins means that we end up with different characteristics.

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Some proteins are structural proteins. They're part of things like skin, hair, blood and the cytoplasm in our cells. E.g. collagen is a structural protein that is found in tendons, bones and cartilage.

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Other proteins are functional proteins. For example, enzymes are proteins that help with digestion by breaking down food molecules - amylase is a digestive enzyme that breaks down starch to maltose.

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