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Definition a single segment of DNA which when combined determine inherited traits such as hair color or height
  • The gene determines hair color.
gene = a single segment of DNA which when combined determine inherited traits
  • Half the genes come from the father and half from the mother.
  • genes = segments of DNA that determine biological traits such as hair color
  • It can be argued that youthful derring-do is in fact evolutionarily adaptive, a behavior encoded in our genes.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • genes = inherited biology responsible for inherited traits
  • Shawn's undergoing this painful and expensive procedure is the reason my parents would take me to an orthodontist to correct the same defect, which was genetic.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • genetic = inherited
  • Superhumans or Genetic Freaks?
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • genetic = segments of DNA which when combined determine biological traits such as hair color or height
  • Since the mid-1800s, scientists had studied genes by breeding plants and animals in specific ways—a smooth pea with a wrinkled one...
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • genes = single segments of DNA which when combined determine inherited traits
  • The weird thing is, though you'd never know it from looking at them: both my parents carry that mutant gene.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • gene = a single segment of DNA which when combined determine inherited traits such as hair color or height
  • A single microscopic bacterium, too small to see with the naked eye, but containing the genes for a heart-attack enzyme,
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • genes = single segments of DNA (combine to determine inherited traits)
  • The accumulated clutter of day-today existence, the lapses of conscience, the unpaid bills, the bungled opportunities, the dust under the couch, the inescapable prison of your genes, all of it is temporarily forgotten, crowded from your thoughts by an overpowering clarity of purpose and by the seriousness of the task at hand.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • genes = source of inherited traits
  • If he marries someone who has the gene, their kids will have the same odds as my kids.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Which means they'll carry the gene no matter what, but they could look totally normal.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Geneticists use these Punnett squares to determine inheritance, recessive and dominant genes, probabilities and chance.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • There's that other part of his genetic makeup that's not inherited but just incredibly bad luck.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Countless doctors have drawn little tic-tac-toe grids for my parents over the years to try to explain the genetic lottery to them.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • That doesn't mean they'll look like August, but they'll carry the gene that got double-dosed in August and helped make him the way he is.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • If I have children, there's a one-in-two chance that I will pass on the defective gene to them.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Sometimes they're inherited from one parent carrying the dominant gene.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Sometimes they're caused by the interaction of many genes, possibly in combination with environmental factors.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • But after August was born, my parents underwent genetic counseling.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Does August see himself as he might have looked without that single gene that caused the catastrophe of his face?
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder

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