Manipulating genomes

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What is an intron?
DNA that is non-coding (does not code for a gene). It must be spliced.
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What is an exon?
DNA that codes for a gene.
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What is satellite DNA?
A repeating sequence of DNA within parts of the intron.
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What is the importance of satellite DNA?
All satellite are found on the same location, but its the number of repeats that vary between individuals. It can be used to detect genetic diseases like Huntington's disease.
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Desrcibe how electrophoresis works in terms of DNA profiling.
DNA is negatively charged due to the sugar phosphate backbone.
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DNA that codes for a gene.

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Desrcibe how electrophoresis works in terms of DNA profiling.

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