DNA replication
A wondrous complex process whereby the ("parent") strands of DNA in the double helix are separated and each one is copied to produce a new ("daughter") strand. This process is said to be "semi-conservative" since one of each parent strand is conserved and remains intact after replication has taken place.

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the production of multiple identical copies of a DNA molecule by unwinding the two strands of the double helix and forming a new complementary strand to each.

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