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  • one year ago

What does it mean when scientists say that living organisms share a universal genetic code?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/4fabed77e4b059b524f79d68 Can you elaborate more on this? @Australopithecus

  2. NathalyN
    • one year ago
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    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.

  3. anonymous
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    @Mehek14

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @NathalyN That's copy and pasted form a Yahoo post lol

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I know that it's on the basis of a DNA… however I'm not sure how to word it

  6. Mehek14
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    me neither

  7. anonymous
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    Okay! Thanks anyway though haha :)

  8. anonymous
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    When scientists say that living organisms share a universal genetic code they mean that all organisms share similar DNA.

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    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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