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Deoxyribonucleic Acid

Deoxyribonucleic Acid.

by Tim Upperton; illustration by Paul Beavis

I look at my dad’s chin. His chins. Are those chins in my future?  I worry about my genes. Is my throat getting soft? A little flaccid? I pinch it. I’m not too sure. Those chins might be in my DNA, which is a lot easier to say than deoxyribonucleic acid.

Series: School Journal Level 3 June 2022

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Topics: ancestors, bodies, DNA, humour, poetry, tūpuna

In: School Journal Level 3 June 2022

Publication date: June 2022

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