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Bill Nye the Science Guy

Genes (#526)

Did you know that humans have about 80,000 genes? And that genes determine everything from hair and eye color to whether or not you can roll your tongue? It's all in the genes you inherited from your mother and father (23 pairs to be exact). Join Bill as he explores the chromosomal world of DNA.
[23 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Bill Nye knows how to provide easy access to hard science. What's his secret? A fast-paced approach blending humor and hands-on activities. Bill encourages kids to ask interesting questions...then shows them how to discover fascinating answers. Enlist the Science Guy's help when it comes to teaching a range of subjects such as Health, Math, Nature, and Environmental issues.

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