What makes me, me? My genes or my environment?
How we look and act is the result of the interaction of our genes with our environment. Even identical twins, with an identical genetic make-up, have unique phenotypes. Find out what makes each of us unique.
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What exactly is DNA? Where is it found? Why is it important? Take a closer look inside our cells to find out.
Your genotype or genetic make-up plays a critical role in your development. However, environmental factors influence our phenotypes throughout our lives.
Meiosis is the process that produces specialised sex cells (gametes) that carry half of the genetic information of the parent.
In this video, Associate Professor Peter Dearden, from the University of Otago, talks...
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