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Question: I need some help in describing some of the ways in which our own genetic makeup affects us as a person?
Solution: Our genes make up who we are and what we look like. A gene is the "basic physical and functional unit of heredity." (1) Genes are composed of DNA that provide the instructions to make proteins that determine our appearance or phenotype. Each individual has two copies of each gene, one inherited from each parent. (1) Alleles are forms of the same gene with small differences in their sequence of DNA bases. The unique alleles contribute to each person's unique physical features. Genes are present on the chromosomes in every individual. The ...
This solution explores how our genes makeup who we are and what we look like, it describes a gene and its function. All references used are included. The explanation is given in 440 words with one reference.