Your DNA is the genetic code that defines your uniqueness. It carries the instructions and messages necessary for you to develop, survive, and reproduce. Because DNA must be copied from cell to cell, sometimes it can degrade: errors in replication can cause damage which needs to be repaired. Sometimes damage leads to mutations. DNA can also be broken apart and recombined to create new variations. 

Mutations and recombinations are the experiments inherent to evolution: they can create new opportunities, but they can also be dangerous, even life-threatening.

What’s in your DNA? What makes you unique? How does your DNA replicate, mutate, repair, and recombine to create new kinds of life?

See also: Braiding, Growth, Solar system.


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