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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Genes: Functional Regions Within DNA Molecules

Genes are functional regions within the DNA molecules, and their mission is to code the instructions to make specific proteins. The human genome is thought to have approximately 25,000 genes spread across all 23 pairs of human chromosomes.

Genes: Functional Regions Within DNA Molecules