Interesting facts about human DNA

Interesting facts about human DNA

DNA is responsible for how we look and who we are. It is very complicated, so scientists still don’t understand it completely. But, they are researching human DNA. Every day, we know more about it. However, they have been researching it for a long time, so there are many interesting facts about it. 
•    If you unwrap the DNA, from your cells (all of them), you could reach the Moon 6.000 times.
•    99.9% of your DNA sequences are the same as in other people. The 0.1% make us different.
•    If you are a parent, you have 99.5% the same DNA as your child.
•    Our DNA is 98% the same as in chimpanzees.
•    You will need 50 years to type the human genome. But, only if you type 8 hours a day, 60 words per minute.
•    Our DNA is very fragile. It can be damaged several times a day. Many of those damages are repaired. However, some damages cannot be repaired. We carry mutations. Some of them are harmless, but some can cause certain diseases, like cancer.
•    We share 40-50% of DNA with cabbage.
•    The man who discovered DNA was Friedrich Miescher. He discovered it in 1869, but scientists understood it in 1943.
•    Only 3% of DNA is made from genes.
•    Our genome is made from 3 billion pairs of DNA.
•    Our genome contains very old viruses.
•    People from Africa have genomes that are 1-4% same as in Neanderthal DNA.
•    We can smell DNA. Women like men with different DNA. This means that their children will be healthy. 
•    50% of our DNA is the same as in bananas.

 

 

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