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WHOA! Science Facts You Didn’t Know Were Real

The DNA In Your Body Could Stretch To Pluto And Back Multiple Times

It’s pretty wild to consider that your body is made up of around 37 trillion cells which encase DNA strands that each contains anywhere from 500,000- 2.5 million nucleotide pairs. When uncoiled, DNA molecules are an average of about 5cm long. If you were to uncoil each molecule of each DNA strand in your body and line them up back to back, they would be long enough to reach Pluto and back 17 times.