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Got junk in your genes?

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Every cell in the human body, except eggs and sperm, has 46 chromosomes, arranged in 23 pairs. These chromosomes consist of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), four different proteins in a variety of sequences. In total, the 23 pairs of chromosomes are the blueprint for you. From the moment that your mother’s egg and father’s sperm joined to create a zygote, this complex arrangement of DNA has guided your body’s growth and functioning.

Monitoring Conditions at Misawa Air Base

Airman 1st Class Dakota Parker and Senior Airmen Brittany Sculley recalibrate a radiation detection instrument

Andrews acknowledged that there is a lot of misinformation about radiation on the Internet, but with her unique perspective, she says Misawa residents need not panic.

“There are a lot of concerns [about radiation] from individuals and families back home; I still have my family here,” she said. “If I thought my children were in danger for a minute I would make the necessary arrangements to send them back to the U.S. where family could take care of them.

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