Interesting Fact # 1168 - The Human Genome - Podcast






Scientists have discovered that long strands of DNA code are folded and tightly packed into the nucleus of a human cell.

(Unfolded, the cell's genome - those strands of DNA code - would be approximately 2m in length and it's all packed into a tight ball to fit inside a nucleus, which is about one hundredth of a millimetre in diameter. Aren't we amazing?)

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