It's in her genes 在她的基因裏

更新時間 2013年 4月 25日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間13:35
Computer artwork of the structure of DNA

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) carries the material that makes up genes. Genes pass characteristics from parent to child. Photo: Science Photo Library (SPL)


Cambridge University scientists James Watson and Francis Crick published an article describing the double helix structure of DNA in 1953. The discovery opened up some powerful and controversial technologies available today, including genetic engineering, stem cell research and DNA fingerprinting.

劍橋大學科學家 James Watson 和 Francis Crick 在1953年發表了一篇有關DNA雙股螺旋結構的文章。這一發現給現如今很多有影響力的和有爭議的技術帶來了可能性。這些技術包括基因工程,幹細胞研究和DNA指紋印記。


我們用短語 it's in someone's genes 來形容某人與其父母的性格或職業選擇很相似。


I love motor racing. The love of speed is in my genes. My father was an ambulance driver.

Ann is very ambitious. She can't help it, it's in her genes. Her parents arrived in this country penniless and now are big industrialists.


單詞 genealogy 的意思是家譜學、宗譜學。

I became interested in genealogy after my mother told me that her grandfather was a pirate.


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