Genetics

Same Genes

Genes are the basic physical and functional units of heredity contained in cellular structures called chromosomes. Genes are specific sequences of DNA bases that encode instructions on how to make proteins. Genes comprise only about 2% of the human genome, an organism’s complete set of DNA.

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U.S. Department of Energy Genome Programs (http://genomicscience.energy.gov)

Arranged in the Same Sequence

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Ability to Mix Genes and Reproduce with Any Able Member of the Other Sex

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Race and Genetics

Following the completion of the Human Genome Project, the theory of race as a biologically validated concept was strongly disavowed by the scientific community.

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