gene

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gene

Plural
genes

  1. A gene is a chemical instruction in a person, animal, plant, or other living thing, telling how to make a protein. The genes are found in the nucleus (middle part) of cells, and tell how to make the organism (living thing).
    I have a blue-eye gene.
    The biologists changed the fly's genes, so it grew legs where its eyes should be.

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