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# Approximately what percentage of a cell's genes are being used at any one time a. 1 to 2 percent b. 5 to 10 percent c. 25 to 50 percent. d. 70 to 80 percent e. 90 to 99 percen?

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###### July 15, 2009 2:10AM

B. 5 to 10 percent

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