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deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
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  • DNA evidence led to her arrest and conviction
  • The court required that he provide a DNA sample to see if it was his baby.
  • altered the DNA so the corn can better tolerate drought
  • her cancer—it came from a DNA mistake.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • With each passing year, the manipulation of DNA had grown easier.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Or where they got our DNA?
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Or maybe every person left something behind her: fingerprints, DNA, secrets whispered near the rock face and recorded, hidden and kept safe until time ended.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Marrow-deep embarrassment, the kind that becomes part of your DNA, that changes you.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • It’s in their DNA.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • And he was busy anagramming anything odd—any odd night, handy dog tin, doing thy DNA—when Colin did his DNA proud: he stumbled on a molehill and fell.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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  • Like it or not, Mia Hall, you have a bit of grunge twined into your DNA, thanks to your family.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Only Park’s DNA had missed the memo.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Plenty of time to extract DNA and "grow" as many copies as they needed.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • All good, the family’s happy, they briefly entertain the idea that you’re not a worthless use of their shared DNA.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • My father always says that heroism is in the Pashtun DNA.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Hundreds more have been released after being proved innocent of noncapital crimes through DNA testing.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Something in your DNA that predisposed your immune system to fight off this particular disease.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • One was a tall boy of about thirteen, his skin burnished bronze and his cornrows woven like DNA helixes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • That meant DNA evidence would probably be involved, and DNA almost always proved to be devastating to defendants.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • For anyone in the military the chest of ribbons and/or medals was the DNA of a person’s career.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I have my mom’s DNA.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Vaguely scientific-looking, they had a creepy feel of DNA sequences, or maybe spy transmissions in binary code.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The DNA match on the hair made it all academic, anyway.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Stupid laws about what DNA can be mixed with what.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • We also have fingerprint, retinal, and DNA scans, and have to step through special metal detectors.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • But they’re doing DNA tests to make sure.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Yeah, I thought I’d gotten away, but they found my DNA or something.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Oh, wow, I never knew that frogs looked like this inside, he’d say, and then at home he studied the binding of cells into organisms through the philotic collation of DNA.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Mary was left with two alcoholic, abusive men who shared the DNA of her two children but no husband or dad for her boys.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Not something expensive or impossible to find; not something encoded in DNA or hardwired into the circuits of their brains.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Mom was an anthropologist looking for ancient DNA.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The game was in my DNA; I needed it as much as I needed air to breathe.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • You couldn’t rip out your own DNA, no matter how much you wished you could.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Science even presumes to rearrange our own DNA.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Twin lines of hardening earth snaked toward me, crossing like a DNA helix.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • DNA, Josh murmured, staring at the forest sprouting and growing behind Flamel.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • You could share DNA with someone and still have nothing in common with them.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I reminded him about DNA.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • But the thing is, the godly side of your family doesn’t count, genetically speaking, since gods don’t have DNA.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Did they run DNA scans?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I was working on an article about genetically modified food — food created by changing plant DNA in the laboratory.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • The bruises on her neck, as well as the DNA signature of his semen staining her body and clothing, would have nailed him.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Wasn’t there some sort of DNA test for gods’ kids?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • "In certain people the hormones trigger something-orother in a . a . " I thought harder and remembered: "a Junk DNA strand, which starts the whole Change."
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • As in every other instance, the killer had left no fingerprints and no DNA.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Maybe we all have the same story hiding inside, like a shared constant in our DNA.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • This process is governed by a substance we call DNA.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The answer turned out to be DNA, the genetic-coding substance, which acted like a switching manager in a freightyard.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • DNA?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • That in our DNA is stored genetic memories of when we were an evolving species and when you take the stuff the Indians of Brazil take you’ll access your genetic library all the way back to cellular experience.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
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