Unravelling the mysteries of the threads of life: chromosomes, genes, DNA and all that

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The past half century has seen a huge amount of research into how living things pass on the details of their structure and function. Words like chromosomes, genes and DNA have entered our general vocabulary but many of us would like to understand a little more about their basic meaning. Advances in microscopy and biological chemistry have expanded knowledge immensely in recent years; now is a good time to take a step back to see the wood for the trees. @AWSeber