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What is a gene? The term gene was coined in 1909 “to describe the Mendelian unit of heredity”, long before it was suggested and established that these units resided in the chromosomal DNA of organisms. I would suggest that this definition is as good as any that followed the latter discovery. Thus, modern general dictionary definitions such as the one below ...

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