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Can I see a gene?

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Chapter DNA, RNA, Chromosomes, and Genes

No, a gene cannot be seen because it is submicroscopic. We can see a chromosome, which contains genes, and geneticists can pinpoint the location of a gene on that chromosome, but the actual gene cannot be seen.

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