5 Weird Facts about Human DNA

Our DNA tells us who we are, but what else does it do? What information is contained within those double helixes that climb and climb and spiral round and round? Turns out, DNA is pretty damn weird, and that’s putting it mildly.

#1.      Your DNA is LONG

Your DNA is so long that if you took the entire DNA from all the cells in your body (and there are so so many of them), it would stretch from the Earth to the Sun 600 times. After all, the DNA in a single cell stretches out to about 6 feet, and there are 100 trillion cells in your body, so the 150 million kilometre journey is, well, nothing really.

But if you did this, laid out all the DNA from all the cells, you’d also be dead, so don’t go trying it at home.

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