Welcome to The Science. Have you
ever wondered what makes you who you are?
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
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
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.
Why not have your say and find out what others think
by checking out discuss?
And dont forget the quiz:
if youre the fastest you could win a great
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