DNA Replication

What does it do?

Ahhh DNA. The most important molecule in your body. It holds the genetic code...but what does that mean? What is this "code" we speak of. Well besides making you your unique self with all the different combination of A's, T's, C's and G's...it also makes drum role please....PROTEINS.



Now let's call for backup...

Now let's talk about those two steps.

How it works...

1. Helicase unzips your DNA... leaving you with two OLD strands.

2. Polymerase zips along the old strands and adds COMPLIMENTARY nucleotides creating two NEW strands.

Thus, your DNA kinda sorta likes to save, hence it is Semi Conservative.

Replicating your DNA every minute of Every Day

A simple thank you would suffice.
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