• Question: how did you come up with the name genes and DNA?

    Asked by 584radg42 to Pip, Reka on 18 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Reka Nagy

      Reka Nagy answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      The word ‘gene’ comes from the greek word genos which means race/offspring!

      DNA is short for deoxyribonucleic acid, which is the chemical name of the molecules.