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last posted Aug. 19, 2014, 12:11 p.m.

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What is genetics about?

A lot of people refer to genetics as the thing that describes the traits that people have, which is a really misleading way to think about it.

Another slightly more correct, but still misleading is that genes are a blueprint for an organism.

Genes control the behavior of cells not organisms.

The genetic code is really about telling cells how to behave.

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