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Imagining the genome as a book

Watch this video to understand what the human genome is made up of and how it is structured, following the analogy of a book.

The human genome is complex, but for the sake of simplicity it can be imagined like a book: our DNA is composed of letters (chemical bases). Put together, these form words (codons), which make up sentences (genes), which are organised into chapters (chromosomes). When this book is read, the genes provide the instructions for our cells, telling them which amino acids are needed to form a protein.

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