n South African Medical Journal - The human genome and molecular medicine - promises and pitfalls : editorial
|Article Title||The human genome and molecular medicine - promises and pitfalls : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||Michael S. Pepper|
|Publication Date||Nov 2010|
|Pages||722 - 724|
|Keyword(s)||University Medical Centre, Geneva and University of Pretoria|
The genome is the full complement of genetic information of an organism. It occurs in the form of DNA and is inherited from our parents. DNA is a series of nucleotides (bases) abbreviated A, C, G and T. Every nucleated cell in the body contains a full complement of genetic information that is organised into 46 chromosomes (XX or XY sex chromosomes and 22 pairs of autosomes).
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