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  • DNA
    • DNA contains all the instructions to put an organism together and make it work
    • What is DNA?
    • DNA is found in the nucleus of plant and animal cells. in long molecules called chromosomes
  • 2. Cells make proteins by stringing amino acids together in a certain order.
    • 1. A gene is a section of DNA. contains the instructions to make a specific protein
    • 3. 20 amino acids are used making thousands of different proteins
      • 4. Genes tell cells in what order to put the amino acids together
        • 5. DNA determines what proteins the cell produces.
          • 6. Step 5 then determines what type of cell it is (red blood cell)


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