By: Riley Armstrong
What is DNA?
DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information.
How is DNA used in every day life?
Many people don't think about it, but in Crime Scene Investigations blood, hair, skin and even spit are all forms of DNA that can be left behind at the scene of a crime and can be put into a DNA processor to figure out who was involved in the incident.
Dna is also used in Medical research for Scientists to learn more about tumors, the human body and how it works. DNA is a key part of the whole body and determines how you are made, finding out more about DNA helps revolutionize the medical field.
The last use I have found is Paternity Testing. Every day hundreds of young girls experience giving birth without knowing who the true father is, one way this has been solved is through DNA testing allowing the scientists to determine the father.