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New Genetics

explains the process by which all living things pass genes to their offspring. Discover how genes serve as "instruction books" for making molecules (such as RNA and proteins) that perform the chemical reactions in our bodies. Learn how genes influence health and disease. Find out how studies of evolution drive medical research and how computers are advancing genetics in the 21st century. (National Institutes of Health)

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Interesting Fact:

A genome is all of the genetic material that an individual (or a species) has. The human genome differs from the gorilla genome, which differs from the rice genome, and so on. And while every person has a "human genome," it is not exactly the same in all people. Sequence variations within your genes makes your DNA different from that of your mother, your cousin, or a complete stranger.
Genes are made of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). They serve as instruction books for making functional molecules such as ribonucleic acid (RNA) and proteins.

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