Deoxyribonucleic Acid

It is living inside of YOU!

Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)

DNA is a deoxyribonucleic acid and an essential molecule for life. It acts like a recipe holding the instructions telling our bodies how to develop and function. The DNA is found inside an area of the cell called the nucleus.

What does DNA do?

DNA contains the instructions needed for an organism to develop, survive and reproduce. To carry out these functions, DNA sequences must be converted into messages that can be used to produce proteins, which are the complex molecules that do most of the work in our bodies. Each DNA sequence that contains instructions to make a protein is known as a gene. DNA replication is the process of producing two identical replicas from one original DNA molecule. This biological process occurs in all living organisms and is the basis for biological inheritance.

What is RNA and what does it do?

RNA is a ribonucleic acid. RNA functions as genetic messengers and builders of the cellular world. RNA is involved as a carrier of information, and as a catalyst for the synthesis of the peptide bond.
DNA - Chalk Talk

By: Baylie Sims