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Bio: Genes Definition

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Chromosome
in a cell nucleus, a thread-like structure made mostly of DNA
DNA
material found in the cell nucleus that contains genetic information
Gene
a segment of DNA that controls protein production
DNA Screening
the process of testing individuals to determine whether they have the gene or genes associated with certain genetic disorders
Transgenetic Organism
an organism whose genetic information has been altered with the insertion of genes from another species
Cloning
the process of creating identical genetic copies of an organism
Mutation
a change in the DNA of an organism
Mutagens
a substance or factor that can cause a mutation in DNA