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  1. Genetics Fun Facts

  2. Did you know? • It takes about eight hours for one of your cells to completely copy its DNA • In that eight hours your heart will beat almost 29,000 times if you are resting…65,000 times if you are exercising for the eight hours.

  3. Did you know? • If you were to stretch out the DNA from your 46 chromosomes in one cell and lay them end to end, the DNA would stretch over 6 FEET in length

  4. Did you know? • If the total DNA in one person were laid in a straight line, it would stretch from the earth to the sun and back over 30 times! • It is 93 million miles from the earth to the sun! • So the stretch would be over 5.4 BILLION miles!

  5. Did you know? • You could fit one thousand nuclei across the period at the end of this sentence. • You could fit one million threads of DNA across the period at the end of this sentence.

  6. Did you know? • Humans are 99.9 percent genetically identical • You and I are only different by .1 percent! What?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  7. Did you know? • Our genes are remarkably similar to those of other life forms. • We share 98% of our genes with chimpanzees, 90% with mice, 85% with zebra fish, 21% with worms, and 7% with bacteria! Ewwww!