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All the instructions for how to grow and
develop are contained in your DNA
DNA molecules contain a genetic code
A genetic code if basically a long list of
instructions for how to make all the
proteins in your body…read more
What is DNA made from?
A DNA molecule has two strands coiled
together in the shape of a double helix (two
Each strand is made up of lots of small
units called nucleotides
Each nucleotide contains a small molecule
called a base
The four DNA bases are called:
4. Thymine…read more
How are proteins made?
Cells make proteins by joining amino acids
together in a particular order.
It's the order of bases in a gene that tells
the cell in what order to put the amino
Each set of three bases (called a triplet)
codes for one amino acid…read more