5 Interesting DNA Facts You Might Not Know

By

DNA stores amazing infomation. With just a few drops of saliva, it can trace your genes to Senegal or Scandinavia. Here are some facts you want to know about DNA.


1
Humans have 46 chromosomes. One chromosome can have as few as 50 million base pairs or as many as 250 million base pairs.

2
Our entire DNA sequence would fill 200 1,000-page New York City telephone directories.

3
DNA is used to determine the pedigree for livestock or pets.

4
Every human being shares 99% of their DNA with every other human.

5
You have 98% of your DNA in common with a chimpanzee.