How DNA dictates the genetic traits of humans and all organisms.
- DNA carries genetic instructions to build the components of new cells in all living organisms.
- DNA is arranged in double-helix structures called chromosomes.
- DNA is made up of molecules called nucleotides organised in base pairs.
- DNA can determine your height, weight, skin and eye colour.
Deoxyribonucleic Acid = DNA
DNA carries genetic instructions in humans and all other living organisms
Nature's recipe book
DNA holds instructions to build components of new cells
DNA is organised into long coiled structures called chromosomes
DNA is made up of molecules called nucleotides which join together in a base pair
Long strands intertwine to form a Double Helix
If unwound the strands of DNA in just one cell would stretch almost 2 metres
All the DNA from your cells can stretch to the Moon and back 3000 times!
It is the blueprint for life
DNA can determine your: height, weight, skin & eye colour
And even the ability to roll your tongue!