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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
  • 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 = segment of DNA that can influence biological 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
  • "A change in gene," Charles Wallace quoted, "resulting in the appearance in the offspring of a character which is not present in the parents but which is potentially transmissible to its offspring."
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • gene = a segment of DNA that can influence biological traits
  • We don't know exactly what causes the type of phenylketonuria that Charlie was suffering from as a child—some unusual biochemical or genetic situation, possibly ionizing radiation or natural radiation or even a virus attack on the fetus—
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • genetic = related to DNA
  • 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
  • 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)
  • —whatever it was resulted in a defective gene which produces a, shall we say, 'maverick enzyme' that creates defective biochemical reactions.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • gene = segment of DNA
  • Think of the enzyme produced by the defective gene as a wrong key which fits into the chemical lock of the central nervous system—but won't turn.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • gene = segment of DNA
  • If he marries someone who has the gene, their kids will have the same odds as my kids.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • gene = segment of DNA that can influence biological traits
  • Which means they'll carry the gene no matter what, but they could look totally normal.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • gene = segment of DNA that can influence biological traits
  • Geneticists use these Punnett squares to determine inheritance, recessive and dominant genes, probabilities and chance.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • genes = segments of DNA that when combined determine biological traits
  • 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
  • genetic = related to inherited traits or DNA
  • There's that other part of his genetic makeup that's not inherited but just incredibly bad luck.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • genetic = related to inherited traits or DNA
  • 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
  • gene = segment of DNA that can influence biological traits
  • 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
  • gene = segment of DNA that can influence biological traits
  • Sometimes they're inherited from one parent carrying the dominant gene.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
gene = segment of DNA that can influence biological traits

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