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3.1 Genes: Our Bioloogical Blueprint
The Genetic Master Code
In each cell, contained in separate sections, instructs cell to build and synthesize proteins in your body --> Makes you who you are
Threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain genes
A complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes.
Biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes; a segment of DNA
These make up genes and are named using one of the four letters (A, T, C, G).
The complete instructions for making an organism, consisting of all genetic material in its chromosomes
The minute variations in our DNA can define each person's uniqueness.
Influence human traits; many genes acting in concert to influence a single human trait.
Single Gene Variation
Can result in Alzheimer's, alcoholism, schizophrenia, reading disabilities, etc
Our Genetic Predispositions
Help explain both our shared human nature and our individual differences.
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