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Should You Have the Breast Cancer Gene Test?
Jun 19, 2014 ... Your genes come from your parents, and determine things such as hair and eye color, height, the shape of your nose, and your risk of some ...
Genes Definition - Biology Glossary - About.com
Genes are segments of DNA located on chromosomes. Genes contain the codes for the production of specific proteins.
What Are Genes, DNA, and Chromosomes?
You've heard terms like genes, DNA, the Human Genome Project, and chromosomes. But what do these words mean exactly? Increase your genetic vocabulary ...
How Genetics Influence Child Development - Psychology - About.com
Are we the result of nature (our genetic background) or nurture (our environment) ? Today, most researchers agree that child development involves a complex ...
Gene Theory - Biology - About.com
The Gene Theory is one of the basic principles of biology. The main concept of this theory is that traits are passed from parents to offspring through gene ...
Gene Mutation - Biology - About.com
A gene mutation is any change that occurs in the DNA. These changes can be beneficial to, have some effect on, or be seriously detrimental to an organism.
Family Cancer Syndromes - American Cancer Society
Jun 25, 2014 ... But in some cases the cancer is caused by an abnormal gene that is being passed along from generation to generation. Although this is often ...
Genetic Variation - Biology - About.com
Definition: In genetic variation, the genes of organisms within a population change. Gene alleles determine distinct traits that can be passed on from parents to ...
Discovery of Genes - DNA Encodes Genes - Discovery of DNA
Chromosomes are visible during cell division using a light microscope and scientists recognized as early as 1900 that genes were carried on chromosomes  ...
Understanding the Clues We Carry in Our Genes - Genealogy
It's in your genes. That's how scientists explain the physical characteristics, personality traits, and behaviors which make each human unique.
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