What are genes & genetics?

A Gene is a fundamental unit of heredity that occupies a particular place on a chromosome. Each includes nucleotides arranged linearly. Most genes code for a specific protein or section of protein, resulting in a particular feature or function. Why do pancreatic cancer genetic testing? Individuals from FPC families should pursue genetic testing to see if a specific germline genetic mutation caused their family's pancreatic tumours. A germline mutation is a genetic change that occurs in every cell of a person's body from the moment they are born. (Sources: cancer.gov )

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