How do genes work each gene contains information for

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Unformatted text preview: the DNA determines how our genes work. How do genes work? • Each gene contains information for the manufacturing of a given protein. • It is through the synthesis of proteins that genes can affect our behavior. 4 PSYC 2010 (Dr. Escobar) Chapter 3 (part I) - Evolution and genetics Genes or environment? • Genotype: Traits that an individual inherits (genes). • Phenotype: Traits that an individual expresses (genes + environment) Chromosomes • Genes group together in structures called chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. The 23rd pair determines sex: -XX = Females -XY = Males Gene transmission in sexual reproduction • All cells in th...
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