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THE RECIPE FOR LIFEHOW DO WE GROW?NATURE OR NURTUREHOW WE USE DNA
THE SCIENCETHE RECIPE OF LIFEHOW DO WE GROW?

Welcome to The Science. Have you ever wondered what makes you who you are?

DNA runs in every cell in your body. This amazing molecule acts like a set of instructions, telling cells how to divide and grow, what they should be doing, and how they should be doing it! DNA also determines which characteristics you will inherit from your parents, by passing genetic information down the generations. Find out about the science of DNA in 'the recipe of life', and more about how it works in 'how do we grow?'. Investigate how we inherit characteristics from our parents and grandparents, and how important the environment is in shaping who we are in 'nature or nurture?'. New DNA technologies are going to be more and more important in the future. Find out the facts about cloning, GM foods and other hot topics in how we use DNA, and then discuss what you think about these areas of research in the discussion area.

Can the human genome predict your personality? Will we be able to choose what our children will be like? Find out more about these issues, and other big questions that scientists at the cutting edge of new DNA technologies are asking.

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