10 Fun Facts about DNA

Thanks to the popularity of ancestry and other types of at-home kits, like paternity tests, DNA is suddenly a familiar part of our everyday conversations. Often called the “building block of life,” all living creatures—including plants—contain deoxyribonucleic acid, more popularly referred to as DNA. The Human Genome Project estimated that people have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes. Although DNA…

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