Genes that control the development of an animal's body plan.
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Genes passed down through the maternal side, though, were found to be a “perfect mitochondrial match.”Richard III’s DNA Shows Tudors May Have No Claim to the Throne|Charlotte Lytton|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But genes trump everything, even parenting by furry primates.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?|Ted Gioia|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That is to say, the ancestral genes, the ancestral strain of inheritance, appears again in these little children.
One possible answer was that the animal integrated fragments of the virus into its genes as a result of persistent infection.Ebola's Roots Are 50 Times Older Than Mankind. And That Could Be the Key to Stopping It.|Michael Daly|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rubin studied RB and two other genes implicated in cancer, neurofibromin and p53.Why Men May Be More Likely to Get Deadly Brain Cancer|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But all you can think of are the horror stories about the worn out genes of Earth.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
The radiation that damaged genes and chromosomes and tinier divisions also struck nerve cells.The Impossible Voyage Home|Floyd L. Wallace
This cell has thread-like things in it called chromosomes, and the chromosomes are made up of things called genes.
Mutations, sort of unexpected changes, can take place in either the chromosomes or the genes.
These genes he compares to the foremen for the different types of work to be done in a building.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb