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DNA - the instructional blueprint of life

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DNA - the instructional blueprint of life

Biologists tell us that DNA stores and transmits “genetic information,” that it expresses a “genetic message,” that it stores “assembly instructions,” a “genetic blueprint,” or “digital code.” 1

DNA is called the blueprint of life because it contains the instructions needed for an organism to grow, develop, survive and reproduce. DNA does this by controlling protein synthesis. Proteins do most of the work in cells, and are the basic unit of structure and function in the cells of organisms. 2

Why is DNA called the blueprint of life?
Shawn Burgess, Ph.D.:My research area involves studying developmental processes and their relation to human genetic disease.
Because all the information necessary to make a living organism is stored in the DNA. No other part of the cell contains a permanent record of how to make a new cell, or a new tissue, or a new organism. 3

It is the genetic blueprint, or recipe, for making all living things. Almost every cell in your body contains DNA and all the information needed to make you what you are, from the way you look to which hand you write with. 4

DNA Is Blueprint, Contractor And Construction Worker For New Structures
DNA is the blueprint of all life, giving instruction and function to organisms ranging from simple one-celled bacteria to complex human beings. Now researchers have used DNA as the blueprint, contractor and construction worker to build a 3-D structure out of gold, a lifeless material. Using just one kind of nanoparticle the researchers built two very different crystalline structures by changing one thing -- the strands of synthesized DNA attached to the tiny gold spheres. 5

The RNAs are not unlike prints that are transcribed from a master plan—working blueprints for everyday use—and the second-tier decoding is very much like a language translation. 6

Considering that the functional parts of a living cell are proteins and RNA molecules and that the instructions for making these parts are encoded by genes, we can define the necessary elements to keep a minimal cell alive by knowing its complete gene set, which has been called a minimal genome (Mushegian, 1999).

1. Stephen Meyer, Signature of the Cell, page 73
6. The Touchstone of Life, page 146

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