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DNA: An Instruction Manual for Building a Body

Building a person is no sleight-of-hand magic trick. Building a person involves following a set of instructions. Your body stores those instructions in a long, twisted molecule, DNA. It controls everything about the way you look, from the color of your eyes to how tall you are to the width of your feet. You carry billions of copies of those DNA instructions.

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