Genes

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What does the nucleus of a cell contain?
Chromosomes which carry genetic information in a long molecule called DNA.
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What do genes carry?
The instructions that control how you develop and function
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How many genes are there on our chromosomes?
between 20,000 and 25, 000.
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What are strands of DNA made up of?
Four chemical bases as well as phosphate and sugar molecules.
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What do the order of bases in a DNA strand determine?
The order of amino acids in a protein.
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What are the two protein groups?
Functional and Structural
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