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15 August 2005

Great Moments in Science - Mapping the DNA 2

Now you might think that if an animal is very big, then its DNA will be very big. But no. It turns out that a very simple, single-celled, amoeba called Amoeba dubia has 200 times more DNA than we humans have. And that we humans, with our very complicated internal organs and brains have roughly the same number of genes as some simple flowers.

Now that is too funny