What is DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid)
DNA is like a large instruction book, approximately
800 Bibles long, written in the strange language
"genish", which consists of only four
This book of life contains
everything needed to know about building and maintaining
a living organism and it directs all the events
performed by a cell.
In our cells the DNA is located in the nucleus
and packed into 46 chromosomes, 23 from the mother
and 23 from the father which combine to form a
unique individual. How is this book of life, the
DNA, inherited from one cell to its daughter cells
and from one generation to another?
The information in the DNA is divided into different
regions called genes, The genes are the recipies
for proteins, the building blocks and workers
in our bodies.