DNA: The Blueprints of Life

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Feb 24, 2021

Did you know that DNA is called the Blueprint of Life because DNA provides the blueprint in biology for information for building all the proteins within every living thing on Earth.

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Every living organism depends upon its proteins for its existence. In many organisms, proteins form the very structure of the living creature, even  for palnts.

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Each type of organism, and each organ within a complex organism, is defined by the proteins of which it is composed. So whatever organizes the proteins in a living being is providing the blueprint for building that organism that is DNA.

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DNA is a long, double stranded molecule that consists of two single molecular chains wrapped around each other. Each strand consists of a series of bases connected to each other through a backbone of sugar molecules.

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DNA is the acronym for deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid codes for your genetic make-up.

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 Even though it codes for all the information that makes up an organism, DNA is built using only four building blocks, the four bases are, the nucleotides adenine, guanine, thymine, and cytosine.

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This molecule of DNA can act as a blueprint for the manufacture of amino acids and has the capacity to replicate itself. DNA's ability to replicate itself is due to its double helix structure.

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Every human being shares 99.9% of their DNA with every other human

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The complex information in the DNA regulates which proteins are made at which time and in what quantity. DNA determines to a large degree what a person will be like.

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