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2008 National DNA Day Online Chatroom Transcript

This is just one question from an archive of the National DNA Day Moderated Chat held in April 2008. The NHGRI Director and many genomics experts from across NHGRI took questions from students, teachers and the general public on topics ranging from basic genomic research, to the genetic basis of disease, to ethical questions about genetic privacy.

Does every part of your body have cells?
     Shawn Burgess, Ph.D.: Studying developmental processes and their relation to human genetic disease. All the "living" parts of your body does consist of cells, but there are parts of the body that are not composed of cells. The most obvious example is that much of your bone mass consists of extracellular mineral deposits (this is the part that sticks around long after you are dead).
Zachary High School in CA (10th grade )

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