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Intro to Biological Functions of DNA

DNA is a wondrous molecule in terms of its information storage capacity. This tiny little coil is responsible for holding every physical trait of our biological existence.

Biologically speaking, DNA is responsible for organizing the transmission of information from the nucleus to the cell body (transcription).

Also, DNA self-replicates, in the sense that it can separate longitudinally in halves, copying the separated chains of information, and reattaching duplicate copies to the separated strands, thereby 'cloning' itself (replication).

Furthermore, DNA is capable of also separating along its horizontal plane, and 'mixing' itself with similar (also) separated helices in a process known as recombination.

DNA synthesizes RNA in the process of information transmission.

DNA duplicates itself during the process of cellular division.

DNA 'mixes-it-up' with other DNA, promoting natures 'cooking pot'.

Biological Function

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