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what is an example of a genetic?
Every living thing contains the genetic material that makes up DNA molecules
This material is passed on when organisms reproduce
What does a gene look like?
They help determine which genes are "turned on," or transmitting their protein-making instructions to the rest of the cell, in different cells throughout the body
What does genes mean for kids?
DNA that is usually located on a chromosome and that controls the development of one or more traits and is the basic unit by which genetic information is passed from parent to offspring
what is genetic?
Genetics is the study of heredity
Heredity is a biological process where a parent passes certain genes onto their children or offspring
Every child inherits genes from both of their biological parents and these genes in turn express specific traits
What are the basic of genetics?
They are found in almost every cell's nucleus and are made from strands of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)
Segments of DNA called "genes" are the ingredients. Each gene adds a specific protein to the recipe
Proteins build, regulate and maintain your body
What do geneticists do?
As a geneticist, you could work in academics, in industry, in medicine, or in research
A career in genetics can mean many different jobs
Genetics counselors specialize in providing information as well as support to families who struggle with genetic disorders
How much does a geneticists make a year?
It showed average base yearly salaries of $265,000 to $274,000, with total compensation of $280,500 to $317,600
In general, salaries increased with experience
The National Society of Genetic Counselors' 2010 Professional Salary Survey showed averages of $63,700 a year for genetic counselor, with highs up to $150,000
What is a geneticist and what job do they hold?
A geneticist is a science who studies genes, including how they are
How long do you have to go to school to become a geneticist?
A residency is considered part of medical school, though it's completed after the four years of study
Residencies focusing on genetics can last two to four years and often include research and clinical rotations
What is a gene in simple terms?
A gene is the basic physical and functional unit of heredity
Genes, which are made up of DNA, act as instructions to make molecules called proteins.
In humans, genes vary in size from a few hundred DNA bases to more than 2 million bases