anonymous
  • anonymous
What does it mean when scientists say that living organisms share a universal genetic code?
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NathalyN
  • NathalyN
All living organisms have a shared ancestor deep in the past, so all living organisms are related to some degree. We might share 99.8% DNA with chimps, but we also share maybe (just a guess, I don't remember the exact number) 24% DNA with lettuce. If all living organisms are related, than their genetic code is universal - one and the same for all organisms.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@NathalyN That's copy and pasted form a Yahoo post lol
anonymous
  • anonymous
I know that it's on the basis of a DNA… however I'm not sure how to word it
Mehek14
  • Mehek14
me neither
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay! Thanks anyway though haha :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
When scientists say that living organisms share a universal genetic code they mean that all organisms share similar DNA.
anonymous
  • anonymous
The scientist means that all living organisms share a genetic code which all living organisms have a genetic code. Like Humans, animals , and other species have genetic codes and DNA

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