Interior Design

DNA and its complex specified information

Thanks to the hit show CSI, we've heard a lot about DNA lately. Found in a stray hair and used to prove a killer's identity, this mysterious "genetic fingerprint” can bring any case to a satisfying conclusion in just one episode. However, this tiny molecule is far more than a convenient plot device; it's the blueprint that stores nearly all the information your body needs to grow and run. In fact, all the complexity of life on earth depends on its information-carrying DNA. Yours is unique just as you are unique, for it played no small role in making you.

Much like the letters in a sentence, DNA is made up of many smaller molecules strung together in a precise sequence. Though...

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #1, Fall 2006 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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