Chapter 6: Molecular Genetics

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DNA is a magnificent piece of biology, of which Watson and Crick are credited with determining the structure. DNA is a blueprint of information, a code, for building other important molecules our cells require. The process of taking DNA and converting your genetic code into usable macromolecules is the subject of this section.

We’ll start with the basics - what are the building blocks of DNA? How is DNA organized? What is the journey of making a protein? What happens when a gene mutates? And how does all this relate to the DAT?

Genetic Building Blocks

There are two main categories of genetic building blocks: nucleotides and nucleosides.