• Question: Is it possible to destroy DNA and genes? (I wouldn't use it, I'm just curious.) Thanks!

    Asked by AnimalLover to Stéphane on 13 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Stéphane Berneau

      Stéphane Berneau answered on 13 Mar 2018:

      DNA can be damaged by the sun (if you stay too long under UV, not really happening today tho)> Smoking is known to increase DNA damages in cells (even sperm).
      However, in humans, we have a good DNA reparation system.

      I have selected this nice animation: