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Vocabulary

  • DNA: material found in all living things that acts as a body’s biological instruction manual to develop, survive and reproduce
  • DNA testing: the process of using skin, hair, blood or other bodily fluids to identify patterns in a person’s genetic code and compare them to patterns found at a crime scene
  • Enzymes: special proteins that can cut DNA into sections at particular spots
  • Genetic code: the sequence of nucleotides in DNA
  • Nucleotide: a building block of DNA