CH 3 - Nature vs. Nurture Paris HIlton and Albert Einstein...

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Nature vs. Nurture Paris HIlton and Albert Einstein share _______ of their DNA Nearly All. Everyone shares 99.9% of their DNA Genes: our code for life Chromosomes: Humans are born with 46 chromosomes (every cell in body has 46 except:) 23 from mom (egg cell) 23 from dad (sperm cell) Composed of coiled chain of the molecule DNA Contains genetic information Strings of nucleotides organized into double helix Nucleotides: Biochemical letters (GTAC) The order of nucleotides compromise our genetic code there are between 50-250 million nucleotides on any given Chromosome Organized into segments that encode specific pieces of information These segments are what we call genes Genes are the manual for synthesizing and producing proteins Proteins are the building blocks of life a segment of DNA capable of synthesizing a protein How do Genes Determine who we are? Variations in genes Individual traits are usually influenced by many related genes called gene complexes Inherit 23 chromosomes from each parent These two sets of information contain alternate genes for the same trait Dominant genes: Overrides information from other chromosome and trait is expressed
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CH 3 - Nature vs. Nurture Paris HIlton and Albert Einstein...

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