Other Genetic Principles

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October 28, 2010: Are cells designed to only work with specific DNA types? For example, can human DNA work in a tomato cell? If not, why not?
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June 11, 2010: What is it like to be a genetic scientist? My friend is a total science nerd and wants to be one when she grows up. (Lame, right?)
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May 28, 2010: If someone is born with a mutation, like violet eyes, can their offspring have violet eyes too?
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September 2, 2009: If people get some genes from their mom and some genes from their dad, do you have some of your own genes?
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February 20, 2009: What are the traits called when they skip 2 generations and appear on the 2nd? Like for example my grandparents have it and it skips my parents and comes up in me. What's that called? Is there such a thing as a dead trait that only appears once and is gone forever...
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May 29, 2008: I am curious if there is any evidence that a gene is more likely to be passed on if it is turned on. Also, is an on gene more likely to be affected by mutation?
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March 20, 2008: What causes the alleles in the genes to be turned off in certain areas of the body where they are not needed?
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May 3, 2007: I once read that Propecia works by means of gene transcription. What does this mean? Can Propecia alter a person's genes?
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March 16, 2007: I was looking at a Wikipedia article on Chromosome 1. I was perusing the list of genes on Chromosome 1 and ran across these: GLC1A: gene for glaucoma HPC1: gene for prostate cancer Do these genes have no other purpose than to trigger illness?
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May 12, 2006: I have heard that alcoholism skips a generation. Is this true? And if it's true, why do they skip a generation?
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