Deoxyribonucleic Acid

Deoxyribonuleic Acid (DNA)

DNA is made of phosphates, sugars, and nucleic acids. DNA is found in every living thing from bugs to plants to humans. If you unwrap all of your DNA that you have in all your cells it would reach the moon 6000 times!
Heredity: the transmission of genetic characters from parents to offspring
Replication: the process by which double-stranded DNA makes copies of itself, each strand, as it separates, synthesizing a complementary strand.
Protein Production: production of protein

RNA or ribonucleic acid

a polymeric molecule made up of one or more nucleotides. A strand of RNA can be thought of as a chain with a nucleotide at each chain link. Each nucleotide is made up of a base Adenine (A), Cytosine (C), Guanine (G), and Uracil (U).
What is DNA and How Does it Work?