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- Life : Living systems, of which biologists seek the commonalities distinguishing them from nonliving systems.
- DNA : A macromolecule — chemically, a nucleic acid — that stores genetic information.
- RNA : A polymer, made using the nucleotides of adenosine, guanosine, uridine and cytidine, that is used for a variety of biological functions in living systems.
- Gene : The functional unit of heredity.
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- Intron : Non-coding sequence of nucleic acid that is between the expressed sequences (exons) in a gene.
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- Nucleic acid : A class of macromolecules important in conveying genetic information.
- Eugenics : The general name for a series of ostensibly scientific claims about inheritance among humans, which sought to eliminate traits, such as "imbecility" or criminal behavior, by selective sterilization, regulation of family size, and restrictions on who could marry whom.
- Cancer : A generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body; one defining feature is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs.
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- Congenital defect : Add brief definition or description