Genes to Proteins

Genes to Proteins

Nearly every traits we possess from hair and eye color, to height and shoe size is determined by our genes, genes are small segments of DNA that code for proteins. Proteins perform many functions in our body, some proteins serves as component of our cell membranes, other proteins make up the structures our bodies like […]

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DNA/Genes/Proteins – BBC commissioned 3 minute explanation

DNA/Genes/Proteins – BBC commissioned 3 minute explanation

DNA is the instruction manual for how to build life. From microbes to plants to human beings, it defines us all. The complete set of instructions encoded in an organism’s DNA is called its “Genome”. This is passed from parent to offspring during reproduction. Information is stored in DNA using just four types of molecule, […]

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Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Hey folks, this is going to be our second screencast on the big four molecules, and this time we’re going to talk about proteins and nucleic acids. So when we talked about carbohydrates and lipids, we mostly used carbon hydrogen oxygen and nitrogen, but today we’re going to add phosphorus and sulfur into the mix […]

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