• DNA is found in every cell of your body.
  • In each cell there is a nucleus, which is home to your DNA.
  • The nucleus is only found in eukaryotic cells.
  • It contains most of the genetic material (the DNA) of the cell.
  • The genetic material of the nucleus is like a set of instructions.
  • These instructions tell the cell how to build molecules needed for the cell to function properly.
  • Human cells have 46 chromosomes (23 pairs) There are hundreds to thousands of genes on each chromosome.
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