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Definitions Edit

A gene is

a piece of DNA that contains the information required for making a product that will have a biological function. A full set of genes is called a genome.[1]
[t]he basic unit of heredity that contains the genetic information contained in the DNA of an organism.[2]

References Edit

  1. Privacy and Progress in Whole Genome Sequencing, Appendix I: Glossary of Key Terms, at 106.
  2. Interpol Handbook on DNA Data Exchange and Practice, Glossary, at 105.

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