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  • COMPLEX MOLECULE

    DNA is present in the cells of all living things and guides their development and function.

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  • LIFE’S BLUEPRINT

    Coiled within the nucleus of every cell is your DNA with approximately 20,000 genes.

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  • READING LIFE'S CODE

    Today, faster and less-costly DNA sequencing is used as a powerful tool for diagnosing diseases – and these tools continue to improve.

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  • SEQUENCING THE BIG C

    Genomic medicine is the newest weapon in the cancer-treatment toolkit. In fact, cancer patients are among the early clinical beneficiaries of genomics. 

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The Genome Within Us

Every living thing on earth contains DNA that directs how it develops, functions, and passes its traits to the next generation. In humans, the DNA from a single cell contains 20,000 genes and could form a strand six feet long! After 13 years of work by scientists worldwide, the Human Genome Project finished decoding the human genome in 2003. Explore what this revolutionary scientific achievement reveals about who we are, our characteristics, and how they are inherited.