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layman questions

Mr. P.F. Linehan plinehan at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Mon Jun 17 07:31:29 EST 1996

In article <4q3g32$62n at grissom.powerup.com.au> immortal at powerup.com.au writes:
>if someone could answer these questions it would be appreciated
>1.is a persons genetic blueprint in every cell of the body ??

As a general rule yes. Red blood cells are the obvious exception.
They start out with nuclei but these are expelled as the rbc

>2.if this is so does it include hair nails saliva blood (outside of the 

Nails, AFIK are deposits of keratin, so one would not expect to 
find DNA "in" nails. On the surface of nails and underneath
there is certainly DNA (scratching &c) belonging to the 

>3again if this is so does the blue print remain and for how long ?

Life generally (except for rbc's).



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