The ABCC11 gene influences apocrine gland secretion which in turn influences earwax type and armpit odor.
People normally have two alleles per gene, one inherited from their mother and one inherited from their father.
This allele originates from an ancient Asian mutation that occurred thousands of years ago.
This allele has been widespread globally for tens of thousands of years.
It is the combination of a person's pair of gene alleles that influences traits.
The ABCC11 gene is located on chromosome 16 and encodes the protein named "ATP-binding cassette sub-family C member 11", which influences the reported traits.
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