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Got junk in your genes?

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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