By Richard Walker
Readers embark on a wonderful voyage via human biology and realize the body’s fine details as they’ve by no means visible them earlier than. starting with the fundamental development blocks, carrying on with to the physique in motion, and concluding with the body’s platforms, this can be a compact and accomplished examine the beauty that's the human laptop.
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Computer model of a chromosome How are identical twins the same? When humans reproduce, slightly different DNA instructions from each parent come together in the fertilized egg to create a unique individual. These develop into twin babies that look identical because they share exactly the same DNA. Human chromosomes Q How many chromosomes do I have? A There are 23 pairs of chromosomes inside a body cell, which are here arranged and numbered in order of size from 1 (longest) to 22 (shortest). The 23rd pair is the sex chromosomes – XY in males and XX in females – which determine a person’s sex.