In humans, where does DNA replication take place?

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DNA replication happens in the nucleus of human cells. It will also take place within mitochondrial matrix.


In humans, DNA is found in the nucleus of cell. The process of replication (which copies DNA) must take place in the nucleus since this is where the DNA is found.

This video provides a brief summary of this process using the DNA Workshop activity from PBS.

DNA is also found in the mitochondria of human cells, so the process of replication will also take place in the mitochondria. Take that teacher who is trying to be tricky!!!

Hope this helps!