Twins help identify Genes

Our human body is made of billions of variety of Cells. Each cell in human body contains more than 25,000 genes. Genes are define our body. They are responsible for building all the proteins that make our bodies function. In other words they contain instructions for building up of our body. Most characters that we inherit from our forefathers, ancestors etc occur due to inheritance of Gene from our ancestors to us.

Studies say that genes are responsible for many diseases. If the genes that cause particular diseases can be identified, many diseases can be cured by gene therapy. To identify the particular gene which is responsible for particular characteristic of our body, Twins help us a lot. Twins have many genes that are common and they also have genes that differ. By studying the gene structures of both twins, it has become possible to identify genes that are responsible for various characteristics of our body.


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