A ren is the basic physical and functional unit of heredity. Genes are made up of DNA. Some genes act as instructions to make molecules called proteins. However, many genes do not code for proteins. In humans, genes vary in size from a few hundred DNA bases lớn more than 2 million bases. An international research effort called the Human Genome Project, which worked lớn determine the sequence of the human genome & identify the genes that it contains, estimated that humans have between 20,000 & 25,000 genes.Bạn đã xem: Genetic makeup là gì

Every person has two copies of each gene, one inherited from each parent. Most genes are the same in all people, but a small number of genes (less than 1 percent of the total) are slightly different between people. Alleles are forms of the same gen with small differences in their sequence of DNA bases. These small differences contribute to each person’s chất lượng physical features.

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Scientists keep track of genes by giving them chất lượng names. Because ren names can be long, genes are also assigned symbols, which are short combinations of letters (and sometimes numbers) that represent an abbreviated version of the gene name. For example, a gen on chromosome 7 that has been associated with cystic fibrosis is called the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator; its symbol is CFTR.

Genes are made up of DNA. Each chromosome contains many genes.


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For more information about genes:

More information about how genetic conditions and genes are named is also available from circologiannibrera.com Genetics.

The Centre for Genetics Education offers a fact sheet that introduces genes & chromosomes.

The Tech Museum of Innovation at Stanford University describes genes and how they were discovered.

The Virtual Genetics Education Centre, created by the University of Leicester, offers additional information on DNA, genes, & chromosomes.

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