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Is this basic physical unit a gene, a cataract, or a cell?

Do you know what controls some of your fate?
It’s found on tiny strings that determine a trait
Like if you’re prone to a disease or have eyes brown or blue
These are passed on by a parent that has this trait too.

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While you can’t see them it’s as if they cast a spell
Genes are inside the billions of units that we call cells

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ScienceHead Friday

Nov. 25, 2016

If you selected gene you are correct.  A gene is your body’s unit that carries traits from one generation to the next.  What we inherit is because of our genes.