Gene is a term used to describe in the simplest cases, a segment of DNA that specifies the structure of a protein or an RNA molecule. Each gene contains instructions on producing or controlling a specific protein. The proteins, in turn, carry out the cell’s work in the body. DNA sequences that pass characteristics from mother to daughter. See Genetic Code, Genome and Epigenome
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- Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, Editor Robert A. Meyers. Published by Springer Science and Buisiness Media, LLC. 2009