Monday, October 3, 2011

DNA - Do Now 12

Do Now #12 What is DNA and what does it do?

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms

The genes carry the instructions for making all the thousands of proteins that are found in a cell.  The proteins in a cell determine what that cell will look like and what jobs that cell will do. 

DNA is a double helix formed by base pairs attached to a sugar-phosphate backbone.

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