Deoxyribonucleic Acid

Today is a great day to learn about DNA!

What is DNA?

Deoxyribonucleic Acid is a molecule that encodes genetic instruction used in the development of all known living organisms and viruses.

What does DNA do?

DNA controls the structure and function of the entire body. Maybe that means that it's at least a little important, huh?

DNA Replication

This is the process of producing two identical replicas from one original DNA molecule.
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From DNA to Protein

What is RNA?

Ribonucleic acid, a nucleic acid present in all living cells.

Types of RNA

Messenger RNA, Ribosomal RNA, Transfer RNA, Transfer-messenger RNA are just a few of the many types of RNA. These listed are involved in protein synthesis.

What is the purpose of RNA?

It acts as a messenger that carries instructions from DNA for controlling the synthesis of proteins.

My Resources

  • Google
  • Wikipedia
  • Genome.gov
  • Live Science
  • Explore DNA
  • Youtube