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Genetics: Big, Science-y Themes
Unity and Diversity
A large part of what makes species look and act differently is coded in their genetic material. What genes make species look different? A possibility is to have unique genes that make a fly, a mous...
Genetics are an essential element in the process of evolution. Many of the differences within and between species are the results of differences in the genes they carry – consequence of the...
Levels of Organization
We now know so much about the human genome: it is made of approximately 3.2 billion base pairs of DNA, which contain the information for about 25,000 genes. Less than 0.1% of the genome varies acro...
Throughout history, genetics have often been at the center of controversy. The desire to improve humankind has been present in many societies and different times. Sir Francis Galton coined the te...
Unfortunately, not everyone can stomach a 3 scoop sundae covered in chocolate fudge and whipped cream - some get some rather discomforting digestive issues we don't want to describe in detail her...
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